Cliven Bundy Defends Racist Remarks: MLK ‘Hasn’t Done His Job’

Source:  Jane C. Timm / MSNBC / theGrio

Embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy didn’t back down from his views on race in a CNN interview Friday morning, saying “no, I’m not a racist” while attempting to invoke the legacies of both Martin Luther KingJr. and Rosa Parks in his defense.

Bundy has been a controversial figure since engaging in a contentious stand-off with the government over $1 million in unpaid grazing fees, racked up after letting his cattle graze on federal lands for years. Republicans swarmed to Bundy’s defense during his tense stand-off with the Bureau of Land Management, but abandoned the rancher after The New York Times exposed his retrograde views on African Americans.

Speaking on CNN Friday, Bundy launched into an elaborate retelling of Rosa Parks’ story, saying thatMartin Luther King didn’t necessarily want her to sit in the front of the bus.

“Now Reverend Martin Luther King did not want her to take her seat in the front of the bus, that’s not what he was talking about,” Bundy told CNN. “What Rev. King wanted was that she could sit anywhere in the bus and no one would say anything about it.”

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  • jim beam

    clive is a hero mlk is a zero

  • jim beam

    clive is a hero mlk is a zero

    • Sieben713

      Ask the WORLD the same question and see if clive is on the radar

  • Sieben713

    Give a RACIST a mic & 15 minutes of fame and you will see what a IGNORANT IDIOT they are

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