Martin Luther King III calls threats to Capitols ahead of Biden inauguration 'frightening'

Martin Luther King III
Posted at 5:55 AM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 21:24:21-05

(WXYZ) — Many Americans are off from work and school Monday as the nation celebrates the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

7 Action News' Keenan Smith spoke with Martin Luther King III about what's happening in our nation right now, including the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol and the threat of a government takeover.

"The foolishness that's happening is very tragic, very frightening at this very moment, because 50 state governments are potentially under threat. But we can't allow the threats of some to overcome the freedom and justices for all," he said.

King also said he hopes the Biden-Harris administration will continue to represent diversity and give voices to issues often ignored.