Martin Luther King Jr's niece, Dr. Alveda King, told Newsmax in an exclusive interview that while she is “disturbed” by President Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney, she blames fellow Republicans for not doing a better job of reaching out to African-American voters.
“As an African American woman and voter, I am very disappointed that the African American community did not respond to the appeal to vote Biblical values, to vote those things that we know are very important to us in our community — and that is life of our children, natural marriage between a man a woman,” she declared following Tuesday's election.
Despite Obama’s overwhelming lead among black voters going into Election Day, King believes that better outreach by the GOP could have helped Romney to victory.
“The Republican Party disregarded the African-American voice,” explained King, a Newsmax contributor. “There were many of us who were very disenchanted with what President Obama has been doing and there was very little effort by the Republican Party to reach out to the African-American community. I believe that as long as that remains the case, that the Republican Party will not get the results that they’re desiring.”
But she also insisted that Obama’s victory will not help the black community who voted for him.
“I’m very puzzled because I had hoped that America would see that four more years of the same is not going to give us anything different,” she asserted. “There won’t be any changes, just more of the same.”
King was also disappointed by GOP losses in key Senate races in Indiana and Missouri, where Republicans Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin respectively stirred controversy with controversial comments concerning abortion and rape.
“I’m disturbed tonight. I’m sitting here wondering where do we go from here,” she acknowledged, noting that the comments were taken out of context. “The African-American community is the most threatened community by the terrible agenda of abortion in America.”
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