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Yesterday @RevDrBarber called out Governor @BillLeeTN & anyone who claims to love MLK but fight his agenda and hurt poor people.

Everyone should see it, so here's a THREAD. I encourage you to WATCH & SHARE them all.

Let's start with Barber calling out Lee to his face. 🔥🔥
"There are 3 million poor people in Tennessee.. 58% of your children..48% of women.. 61% of people of color..41% of all white people are poor in Tennessee. You can't solve that with a little charity, because that's not how it started."

@RevDrBarber to Governor @BillLeeTN 🔥🔥🔥
"740,000 people uninsured, it's a shame and a disgrace for Tennessee not to expand medicaid... it's POLICY MURDER. And don't tell me we can't do it, because when you get elected YOU GET FREE HEALTH CARE."

@RevDrBarber to Governor @BillLeeTN 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

"You love Dr. King? Since 2001 Tennessee has pass multiple Voter ID requirements under the LIE OF VOTER FRAUD..courts say voter ID is a form of systemic racism. NOBODY TALKED ABOUT VOTER FRAUD UNTIL BLACK & BROWN PEOPLE STARTED VOTING EN MASSE."

@RevDrBarber to Gov. @BillLeeTN
"250,000 people die every year from poverty... What Dr. King wanted was for us to get away from left vs. right and stop blaming the poor for their poverty."

@RevDrBarber to Governor @BillLeeTN
"25 of the wealthiest countries in this world, and we're the only one that doesn't offer some form of Universal Health Care... now some want to take away pre-existing conditions provisions? There's something wrong with you on a spiritual level."

@RevDrBarber to the GOP
"Governor, what's your last name?"

@RevDrBarber asks Governor @BillLeeTN if "Lee" is a Native American name, and if not, how he can support all this anti-immigrant legislation. 🔥🔥🔥🧐

Valid question.
"If you change the south, you change the nation."

@RevDrBarber lays out the GOP's Southern Strategy, which seeks to divide poor white people and poor people of color for political gain.

Precisely. #MLKDay
"People love dead prophets, but the question is: ARE YOU WILLING TO FOLLOW DR. KING TODAY?"

@RevDrBarber offers a checklist for questions to ask next time politicians like Governor @BillLeeTN who fight AGAINST King's agenda want to sit on an #MLKDay stage.

"Everyone wanted to censure Rep. @SteveKingIA for what he said, but people do stuff on the floor of congress every day worse than anything he said... Racism is POLICY. Dr. King didn't just fight against language, he fought to change LAWS."

@RevDrBarber telling the truth.
And finally, the big finish:


@RevDrBarber calls students onto the stage, and calls for a movement in Tennessee.

One last clip: @RevDrBarber calls out @VP Pence for invoking the name of MLK to defend Trump's wall and shutdown.

"Are you nuts? That's just foolish."
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