Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), who was arrested in the Hart Senate Office Building by Capitol Police this week after she led a protest into the building, drew a comparison between her arrest and the arrest of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.
According to Beatty, who made remarks following her arrest on SiriusXM Urban View’s The Joe Madison Show, the arrest was made “because it’s about voting rights,” adding that “voting rights is our power.”
“This was in the same spirit that Fannie Lou Hamer and John Lewis and others marched, sang, protested, and what happened? They got America’s attention,” Beatty told host Joe Madison. “More people started joining them.”
Beatty said she, along with others who joined in on the protest Thursday, believed it was “important” to “demonstrate our power” and to “educate the American people that this is a big issue, especially for those of us who