NEW YORK — Civil rights activist Coretta Scott King and presidential candidate Richard A. Gephardt added their voices today to a call by the head of the NAACP for derailment of Judge Robert Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court.
The two, addressing the 78th annual conference of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, criticized Bork for what they characterized as a weak record of support for civil rights.
"We must let our senators know that a vote against Mr. Bork is a prerequisite for our vote in the next election," Martin Luther King's widow said to loud applause.
Gephardt, a Democratic congressman from Missouri who is seeking his party's nomination in the 1988 presidential sweepstakes, received a polite but subdued reception.