|Alveda King's (left) goddaughter Angela Stanton King (right) has copied her homophobia and embarrassing "tomming" for Donald Trump.|
Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis has a challenger for his seat in the upcoming election. Angela Stanton-King is a Trump supporter and the god daughter of a "prominent" black Trump supporter, Alveda King. And she has something in common with both Trump and King.
Like King, she practically oozes homophobia, as evidenced by the tweet she recently sent implying that LGBTQ people are violent pedophiles:
It's bad enough that she sent this. The fascinating part is that it's a much more graphic version of this:
In another tweet, she makes another false connection to pedophilia, this time mentioning NBA star Dwyane Wade's trans daughter, Zaya . It's a nasty thing she said and I won't repeat it. For verification's sake though, it can be found here. (Editor's note - just in case girlfriend attempts to delete the tweet, I've already snipped and saved a copy of it.)
According to The New Civil Rights Movement, Stanton-King announced her candidacy on Friday and is claiming to run on a "pro-life" platform, which of course is ironic.
But it gets more interesting. Stanton-King also seems to have copied Trump's penchant for getting into legal trouble, albeit on a more extreme level. According to The Altanta Journal-Constitution:
Stanton-King was recently pardoned by President Donald Trump after her 2004 conviction on federal conspiracy charges for her role in a car theft ring. She spent more than two years in prison.
As soon as she was pardoned, according to BET, she made several false statements about President Obama:
She claimed the 44th President of the United States contributed to locking up Black people via his 2010 Fair Sentencing Act. However, the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act was widely praised by Democrats and Republicans because it reduced the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences and eliminated the mandatory minimum sentence for simple possession of crack cocaine.
Now if I were a speculative person, I would put forth the opinion that her pardon may have had more to do with Alveda King's proximity to Trump than her own merits. But since I do not speculate, I will let other people make that judgment.
Stanton-King will no doubt become the flavor of the month of white conservative publications looking to spotlight their versions of "acceptable" black leaders. Even if she won't even come close to defeating Lewis. I'm sure she will be in competition with her godmother Alveda over the title. But one thing is for sure. She has Alveda's hypocrisy down as witnessed by another tweet she sent:
Yeah, girlfriend. Except for when it comes to bearing false witness against gay men and picking on trans children.