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Coretta Scott King's Words Come Back To Haunt Jeff Sessions

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Coretta Scott King began trending on Twitter late Wednesday shortly after the Washington Post reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had undisclosed contacts with a Russian official last year.

The civil rights hero and widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had written a letter opposing Sessions’ nomination for a federal judgeship in 1986 when he was a U.S. attorney. The nomination was killed by the Senate over allegations of racism, including those mentioned in the letter from King, which claimed he “used the awesome powers of his office in a shabby attempt to intimidate and frighten elderly black voters.”

Last month, while speaking out against Sessions’ nomination, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was silenced by Republicans for reading the same letter on the Senate floor. 

Now, Twitter users are envisioning King, who died in 2006, getting the last word. Here’s a sampling: 

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