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FL Rep. Compares Himself to MLK

US Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida, one of the Tea Party Republicans trying to strangle the health law, compared those in his coalition to “Rosa Parks, Lech Walesa and Martin Luther King” in a speech on Thursday, the New York Times reports. The leader of the minority Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, called the group “legislative arsonists” who have “hijacked” their party. A vote is expected on Friday. 

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