*Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul – who’s on the ballot in today’s New Hamshire primary – did not only produce racist newsletters, but he voted against marking Martin Luther King Day as a holiday, according to The Root. *
Paul, who this weekend said that King was his hero, may have just done that to help the recovery from his racist newsletters scandal.
While many of his supporters link to a file claiming he did vote for the day, a few, newly discovered facts say otherwise:
But this actually isn’t the bill for the holiday. The text doesn’t even claim that. More importantly, the date is wrong. This vote was taken on December 5, 1979. The vote for the King holiday was actually taken on November 13, 1979:
The bill was called up in the House on Tuesday, November 13, 1979 … When the final vote was taken, 252 Members voted for the bill and 133 against — five votes short of the two-thirds needed for passage.
Read more at The Root.