Black Louisiana State Senator ‘I would never use Sharpton and King in the Same Sentence’

Conservatives are growing very fond of Louisiana state Senator Elbert Guillory, and it’s not just because he’s a recently converted Democrat who’s preaching political truth. It’s also because when he speaks, he carries the weight of experience, honesty and sincerity. He was a guest on Your World with Neil Cavuto discussing the dueling protests going on around the country when he decried even mentioning Al Sharpton in the same sentence (or even paragraph) with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


NEIL CAVUTO: Do you think in all of these demonstrations, the role of Al Sharpton, has been taken on what is normal and seasonable, his — I guess a lot of those who are fond of him say he is a modern day Martin Luther King. Do you?
ELBERT GUILLORY: I never used the terms Sharpton and King in the same sentence or in the same paragraph. I believe that those of us who have some gray hair, as Sharpton does, have a responsibility to move the community forward. The community. The American community, to move us forward in a nondivisive and peaceful fashion. If there are problems, those problems can be addressed, they should be. But to throw gasoline on fire is not a positive or a valuable solution to society. It’s not valuable at all. These professional race baiters, it’s so unfortunate they exist. We need too stamp them out.