Mitt Romney went a step further in a 1978 interview with the Boston Herald. Talking about the Mormon Church and racial discrimination, he said: “My father and I marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through the streets of Detroit.”
Caught in his lie, he went all Clinton “depends on what the meaning of is is” on us:
Romney said his father had told him he had marched with King and that he had been using the word “saw” in a “figurative sense.”
“If you look at the literature, if you look at the dictionary, the term ‘saw’ includes being aware of in the sense I’ve described,” Romney told reporters in Iowa. “It’s a figure of speech and very familiar, and it’s very common. And I saw my dad march with Martin Luther King. I did not see it with my own eyes, but I saw him in the sense of being aware of his participation in that great effort.”
Homey should have just decried the historic racism of his Mormon Church and used true examples of his, and his father’s, anti-racist efforts. Unless there aren’t any…
At least now MLK will stop rolling in his grave. That is, until February when all the racists start using his Dream to prove he was opposed to actually doing anything about racism.