The president honored the memory of the Rev. Matin Luther King Jr. at the temple where he used to preach for freedom and justice, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
“I have spoken before Parliament, kings and queens, leaders from all over the world. I’ve been doing this for a long time,” President Biden said, shortly before acknowledging: “This is intimidating.”
He was in the pulpit from where Dr. Luther King Jr. preached and noted that he is the first US president to do so.
“I have two heroes: Bobby Kennedy… And, no kidding, Dr. King,” said the Democrat. “The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was a nonviolent warrior for justice […] We come to contemplate his moral vision and commit ourselves to his path.”
The president was accompanied by senators from Georgia, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, as well as representatives Hank Johnson and Lucy McBath, as well as the mayor of Atlanta, Andre Dickens, and the mayor of Savannah, Van Johnson, among other officials with whom he took pictures. .
“[Luther King Jr.] he followed the path of Moses, a path of inspiration, and always telling people not to be afraid…and like John the Baptist, he prepared us for the greatest hope to come,” Biden added.
He recognized that the US is facing difficult times, where democracy is at risk.
“This is a moment of choice […] We have to choose community over chaos,” he said. “Nothing is guaranteed in our democracy.”
Source: La Opinion