The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. --Martin Luther King, Jr.
Crazy Train is one of relatively few politicians who have been in federal office so long that, in 1983, he had the opportunity to vote on the establishment of a holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
He voted nay.
In his defense, he was a maverick then, too: most other Republicans voted in favor.