Donald Trump-devoted Republicans were criticized for hypocrisy for their tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day this Monday.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (California) Representative Lauren Boebert (Colo.), Sens. Lindsey Graham (SC) and Josh Hawley (Mo.) and former White House press secretaries Kayleigh McEnany (now Fox News host) and Sarah Huckabee Sanders (now a Republican nominee for Arkansas governor) all praised the civil rights icon on Twitter at the annual celebration of his life.
But their tribute sounded hollow to many people, given their defense of Trump’s racist rhetoric over the years and the GOP’s efforts to oppress voters.