A Mississippi Republican politician running for Senate put the legacy of Confederate general Robert E. Lee up to a Twitter poll Thursday — and got a response he probably won’t like.
“In light of all the political correctness and leftist hysteria, I’m curious about what you think: How should Robert E. Lee be remembered?” Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) tweeted.
Twitter users were given two choices: “hero” or “villain.”
At press time, 86 percent of the 1,156 people who responded to the poll said they consider the Confederate general a “villain.”
The Senate hopeful appears to be a major Lee fan, as evidenced by his ahistorical claim that the man who led the secessionist Confederate Army was against both slavery and secession.
The truth… pic.twitter.com/AZuM5EibdE
— Sen. Chris McDaniel (@senatormcdaniel) August 16, 2018