Folks are still talking about what a MS Senator said...

With the runoffs just weeks away, a lot of folks are still talking about something MS Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith said earlier this month.  Here are the details:

A Mississippi Senate nominee isn't apologizing for perceived racial remarks she made at a campaign event earlier this month. Republican candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith was caught in a viral video saying she would be "front row" for a "public hanging" if she was invited by a man standing next to her, identified later as a local rancher. Many criticized her remarks as "reprehensible" including her Senate rival Mike Espy. In a statement, Hyde-Smith said attempts to make her exaggerated comments appear negative are "ridiculous."

The NAACP is denouncing what they’re calling insensitive and inflammatory words from Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.  They say: The tone-deaf nature of such a comment in a state plagued by the lynching of African-Americans and allies of people of color is inexcusable, especially considering the recent hanging of a man in Scott County, Mississippi that has been virtually ignored by state and federal authorities.


We discussed the story on "Gulf Coast Mornings" this Nov. 13th.  

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