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NAACP Calls Mississippi Candidate Hyde-Smith’s hanging comments ‘sick’

     

“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row”- Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith says in Tupelo, MS after Colin Hutchinson, cattle rancher, praises her.  U.S. Senate candidate Mike Espy will head to a runoff against incumbent Republican Hyde-Smith on Nov. 27. (Photo: Official Senate Photo / Wikimedia Commons)

BALTIMORE— The NAACP issued the following statement regarding Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s recent statement on being invited to a public hanging.

“Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s shameful remarks prove once again how Trump has created a social and political climate that normalizes hateful and racist rhetoric. We’ve seen this in Florida from Ron DeSantis and others during this election season and denounce it.

“Hyde-Smith’s decision to joke about ‘hanging,’ in a state known for its violent and terroristic history toward African Americans is sick. To envision this brutal and degenerate type of frame during a time when Black people, Jewish People and immigrants are still being targeted for violence by White nationalists and racists is hateful and hurtful. Any politician seeking to serve as the national voice of the people of Mississippi should know better. Her choice of words serves as an indictment of not only her lack of judgement, but her lack of empathy, and most of all lack of character.” — Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO

 

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