(Washington D.C.) Ucs News– A search of congressional voting records has revealed that US Senator Barack Obama did not vote to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King in 1983. The Obama campaign did not respond to the allegation.
While Obama’s staff remained silent, McCain and Clinton spokesmen blasted the Illinois Senator for not voting to recognize the MLK holiday. Terry Nelson, McCain’s campaign manager, was critical of Obama’s MLK voting record, “People can understand that John McCain would not vote for the Holiday. He’s a belligerent conservative with little interest in the civil rights of African Americans. Obama on the other hand is black he should have known better!”
Out going chief strategist for Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Mark Penn, stated “Obama’s record speaks for it’s self. There is no vote for the MLk Holiday.” During a Pennsylvania campaign stop Hillary accused Obama of being a “Part-time African American” and “selfishly plays the civil rights card when it suits him.”
Ucs News staffers have followed up with exclusive research and confirmed the Barack Obama was not in the US congress at the time of the controversial vote. In 1983 Barack Obama was studying at Columbia University in New York City, where he majored in political science with a specialization in international relations.