Stitt Criticizes McGirt Ruling During MLK Day Speech, Says King Would Be ‘Disgusted’

Beverly Cantrell - January 18, 2022 7:27 am

Governor Kevin Stitt is under fire for criticizing the Supreme Court’s McGirt decision during a speech at an MLK Day remembrance ceremony in Oklahoma City yesterday.

Gov. Stitt believes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. might be “disgusted” by the McGirt ruling and said he will keep fighting to overturn it.

Today, the Supreme Court could announce whether or not it will take up the state’s challenges to the ruling.

The Muscogee Nation fired back at the governor on Twitter.

The tribe said Stitt is no Martin Luther King Jr. because Dr. King “stood for truth and justice” while the governor’s “pouting and dishonest fear-mongering about the effect of tribal sovereignty exhibit neither.”

 

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