Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was slammed on social media after using a Martin Luther King quote to criticize two fellow Democrats.
Clinton, the 2016 Democrat nominee who lost to Donald Trump, took to Twitter to blast Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., for their opposition to ending the filibuster and thus obliterating any chance of passing voting rights legislation.
“MLK Jr. said: ‘I had hoped that the white moderate would understand that law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice, and that when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.’ This is a subtweet,” Clinton tweeted Friday.
With President Joe Biden’s approval numbers in free fall, Clinton is being mentioned as the party’s possible 2024 presidential nominee. That potentially could set up a rematch against former President Trump.
Based on the reactions to her tweet, Clinton faces much work in winning over progressives.
BetterWorld2@Socrates091 responded to Clinton’s MLK quote with a quote from Malcolm X.
“The white liberal differs from the white conservative only in one way: the liberal is more deceitful than the conservative,” BetterWorld2@Socrates091 tweeted. “Both want power, but the white liberal is the one who has perfected the art of posing as the Negro’s friend and benefactor.”