Civil rights leaders expressed disappointment at the U.S. Senate's failure to advance key voting rights legislation and change the filibuster rule, but they were also resolute in their will to keep fighting for equal and fair elections in a crucial election year.
President Joe Biden said in no uncertain terms that Vice President Kamala Harris will definitely be his running mate in 2024 and pushed back against the narrative that he may have let down Black voters to whom campaign promises have not been kept.
The Senate Education Committee in Florida advanced a bill pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis that bans teachings that make white people "feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race.”
After members of a group that invited Nikole Hannah-Jones to give an MLK Day speech said the "1619 Project" author was dishonoring Dr. King, she gave an address using Martin Luther King Jr.'s own words aimed at conservatives who whitewash MLK's legacy.
Gary Chambers, a progressive Democrat and U.S. Senate candidate in Louisiana, smokes a blunt in his first campaign ad called "37 Seconds," a reference to the frequency with which someone is arrested for weed possession in the U.S.
A video more than a year old showing Biden saying Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination lacked the same "worldwide impact" as George Floyd's murder was going viral in an apparent attempt from political rivals to use MLK's name to smear the president amid efforts to secure voting rights.
During his inauguration, he seemed to strike a civil and even bipartisan tone, but a slew of executive orders released by the new governor says otherwise.
NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson expertly trolled Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and her staunch opposition to voting rights by resurfacing one of her old tweets that called voting rights icon John Lewis her "hero."
During a 2020 appearance on Glenn Beck’s podcast, Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker promoted a product one "can bring you into a building that would clean you from COVID as you walk through this dry mist."
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