Jones Leads Senate Reading of King’s Letter From the Birmingham Jail

Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala. (Twitter)

Sen. Doug Jones today led a bipartisan reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from the Birmingham Jail on the U.S. Senate floor.

This is the second year the Senate has held a reading of the famous letter, which King wrote in 1963 from the cell where he was being held for leading a series of nonviolent protests and boycotts in Birmingham.

Joining Jones, D-Ala., for the reading were Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; Tammy Duckworth, D- Ill; John Kennedy, R-La.; James Lankford R-Okla.; and Mitt Romney, R-Utah. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., introduced the reading.