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McCaskill Paraphrases MLK When Asked About Leaving Senate: ‘Free At Last’

Anna Giaritelli reported that McCaskill said "I'm free at last. Thank God Almighty," when asked about leaving the Senate in January.

By NTK Staff | 11.28.2018 @11:21am
McCaskill Paraphrases MLK When Asked About Leaving Senate: ‘Free At Last’

Outgoing Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) quoted civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.’s revered “I Have a Dream” speech when a reporter asked her leaving the Senate in January on Wednesday.

The Washington Examiner’s Anna Giaritelli reported that McCaskill said “I’m free at last. Thank God Almighty,” about leaving the Congress in January.

“Free at last! (Yes) Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last,” was how King finished his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.

King’s “I Have a Dream” speech addressed civil and economic rights and called for an end to racism in the United States, it is widely considered one of the defining moments of the civil rights movement in American culture and is etched on King’s gravestone in Atlanta.

McCaskill’s lighthearted use of the iconic civil rights leader’s words may not sit well with the African American community, particularly in Missouri. Earlier this year, leading black politicians in Missouri warned the senator that she needed to be more engaged in the black community in the state.

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