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Clinton: King Didn’t Die For Heirs to ‘Whine About Political Gridlock’

Martin Luther King Jr. did not “live and die” so that his successors could complain about gridlock in Washington, D.C., former president Bill Clinton said today.

Speaking at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Clinton acknowledged that while Americans “don’t face beatings, lynchings, and shootings for our political beliefs anymore,” he argued that “Martin Luther King did not live and die to hear his heirs whine about political gridlock.”

Clinton concluded that it is time for Americans to “put our shoulders against the stubborn gates holding the American people back.”


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