Published: Wed, January 22, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

MLK Day event held at WVU-Parkersburg

MLK Day event held at WVU-Parkersburg

On the eve of the Senate impeachment trial, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway somehow found a way to argue against impeachment by invoking Martin Luther King Jr.'s name on his namesake holiday. Day, Conway said he was getting ready to head to Davos for the World Economic Forum, then managed to connect the late civil rights leader to Trump's impeachment.

Win McNamee/Getty Images With Monday being a national holiday in observance of Dr. King, NBC News White House correspondent, Geoff Bennett, chose to pose a question asking Conway what President Trump had planned to commemorate the revolutionary after realizing the President's public schedule made no reference to honor Dr. King on his nationally-recognized holiday and birthday.

The song seemed nearly symbolic, as some would say Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a light in this world. "We need to keep informed about our community and what people are doing in the community, and the accomplishments made in our community", said State Street Baptist Church member Sheri Dawson.

Conway also suggested King would have opposed Trump's impeachment. Day was the three-year anniversary of his inauguration and an "appropriate" occasion to point out low unemployment numbers for African Americans. "It's an ongoing struggle and its something that we all should participate in", Denise Carroll, an Alachua County resident, said.

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"It's odd being here without her", Shelton said.

Phi Beta Sigma member Terron Benson says MLK day is something in which he takes pride. The force driving King would not be Trump's impeachment, but the president himself. "Martin loves both of you, so do I, but we're fighting against both of you".

"I appreciate the fact that we as a nation respect him by giving him his own day".

" I'm very old, I remember my first one, I was at the first one", William Ellison said.

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