Alveda King doesn’t think Mike Pence is crazy, and to prove it, she compared him to Martin Luther King, Jr.
King’s comments came after a discussion on The View about some more tea that Omarosa Manigault has been spilling on Celebrity Big Brother. On the reality show, the former White House staffer said that the country should be worried about Vice President Mike Pence’s sanity.
“As bad as you think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence,” said Manigault, adding, “I am Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things.”
When the ladies on The View talked about that revelation, Joy Behar said, “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness, if I’m not correct, hearing voices.”
Alveda King: My uncle heard Jesus, too
“Now am I crazy?” she asked.
She then took it one step further to say that her uncle, Martin Luther King, Jr., had also felt called by Christ.
“If he’s [Mike Pence] hearing God… Martin Luther King Jr., my uncle said he heard the voice of Jesus say stand up… is my uncle crazy?” she asked.
It’s one thing to debate religion and a relationship with Christ. Pence is hardly the first person to feel called by God. However, it’s another issue entirely to try to compare Pence to a civil rights icon and reverend like MLK.
King has already proven that she’s willing to stump for Trump despite the administration’s racist policies. We would all appreciate it if she kept her legendary uncle out of it.