Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith recently stated that if she were to be invited to a public hanging, she would like to have front front sit. Of course her remark was not without backlash from the media, after which she tried to play out her public statement as nothing more than “an exaggerated expression of regard”, and considers that people should not look too much into it.
It does not help her case considering that Senator Hyde-Smith faces an African-american democratic challenger, and Mississippi has a well-known history of lynching towards black people. Her behavior was deemed inexcusable by others, including Espy campaign spokesman Danny Blanton, who considers her comments as being reprehensible.
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