The former Arkansas governor and 2024 presidential candidate who is critical of the former president is struggling in the polls. He sees voters not dwelling on Trump but focused on other issues.
And hours before his scheduled execution, lawyers for death-row inmate Kenneth Williams continued to try to stop it in court. He is the fourth and final inmate scheduled to die in Arkansas this month.
Since 1985, the state has celebrated the civil rights icon and Confederate general on the same day. A bill set to be signed into law removes Lee from King's federal holiday, bumping him to October.
The party and its leading 2016 contenders are finding themselves between a rock and hard place because of Indiana's and Arkansas' recently amended laws.