The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King has accused Senator Elizabeth Warren of playing the race card.
During a debate over the now confirmed attorney general Jeff Sessions, Warren started to read a 1986 letter written by Mrs. King who criticized his civil rights record.
House majority leader Mitch McConnell had Warren formally silenced before she could finish, saying she purposely read the letter "to demean a sitting senator."
During an interview with FOX Business, Dr. Alveda Scott says her aunt would change her stance on Sessions now.
"...she would agree today that he of course ended some school segregation and he worked to prosecute members of the KKK...(she) would have noted that he had done some great work in fighting against discrimination."
Scott went onto say Warren was just trying to stir the pot.
"It's almost like a bait and switch, stir up the emotions, in the name of King—and my name is Alveda King... [and] play the race card, which she was attempting to do."
Senator Warren has yet to respond.