WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R -W.Va.) today released the following statement regarding Martin Luther King Jr. Day:

“Today I join all West Virginians in remembering the life and legacy of an American hero who fought tirelessly for freedom and equality in the face of adversity.  It’s hard to imagine what our country might look like today without Dr. King’s brave fight against discrimination and injustice.

“Dr. King famously said, ‘Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?’ We should all stop and ask ourselves this question today. Dr. King’s legacy reminds us that we can change lives and make a difference. I urge all West Virginians to reflect on the virtues Dr. King fought and died for and to uphold those virtues in our lives each day.”