Attorney General Josh Hawley today issued the following statement on the 88th birthday of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Today we honor the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through his preaching, his intellect and his courage, and perhaps above all, through his willingness to suffer for the oppressed, he taught a nation to understand liberty differently. He reminded us that freedom and justice are forever linked. If the rule of law is not upheld for all, liberty is safe for no one. Today is a chance for Missourians to commit ourselves anew to this great vision of justice, so that, in the words of Scripture, ‘the poor may have hope, and injustice shut its mouth.’”