Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day From The Congressman Who Tried To Kill It
Before Congressman Steve Scalise was known as a white power rally attendee, he was a Louisiana State representative, who twice voted against making the Martin Luther King federal holiday a state holiday as well. But that doesn’t stop him from telling us how important it is to have a Martin Luther King Day.[su_center_ad]
…as a state representative, Scalise twice voted against bills that would have established the federal holiday as a state holiday as well, the most recent vote dating to 2004. Scalise also voted against a state resolution apologizing for slavery, and then there was that entire Neo-Nazi flap that may have been nothing, but was still pretty unfortunate.
But views can change, and at least Scalise is trying to amend his ways ten years (and one meteoric political rise) later.[su_csky_ad]