Henry Vilas wrote:GOP senator facing criticism over 'public hanging' remarkMississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith joked about going "front row" to a "public hanging" in a video posted to Twitter on Sunday morning, prompting her African-American opponent to call her comment "reprehensible."
"If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row," the senator is heard saying in the video.
Hyde-Smith faces former Democratic Rep. Mike Espy in a runoff election on November 27 for the Mississippi Senate seat.
Her comments go well beyond the typical GOP racist dog whistling.
You will not be at all shocked to learn that would-be lynching enthusiast Hyde-Smith is also a big fan of the traitor Jefferson Davis.
In 2001, Hyde-Smith’s second year in the state Senate, she introduced legislation to name a portion of Highway 51 for Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy who had no ties to the area.