Calling public hangings a “style” of execution, Senator Charles Younger told voters that, “frankly, if it was back again I think it would deter a lot of crimes,” Mississippi Today reports.
“It wasn’t ‘lynching,'” Younger told Hyde-Smith’s supporters at a rally, pushing back against charges the Mississippi Republican Senator is racist, “it was a public hanging where it had to pass through the courts and it wasn’t a color or a race issue. It was just a means of punishment.”
Younger then tried to turn the table against Democrats. He admitted Hyde-Smith “said something out of jest that wasn’t the most politically correct thing to say but, you know, I bet you nine out of 10 Democrats would vote to execute the young man that killed the nine black people in the church in South Carolina — the African Americans that were killed in South Carolina,” Younger told Mississippi Today. “I bet you nine out of 10 Democrats would vote to have him executed any kind of way.”
Execution isn’t the issue.
Hyde-Smith had lavished praise on a colleague, by saying – in the second-most most racist state in the nation – that she would gladly attend a “public hanging” with that colleague.
Meghan McCain nails Trump after he attempts to honor former prisoners of war
This Thursday, President Trump fired off a tweet commemorating National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, writing, "we honor the more than 500,000 American warriors captured while protecting our way of life. We pay tribute to these Patriots for their unwavering and unrelenting spirit!"
The post was noticed by Meghan McCain, who is a talk show host and daughter of the late Arizona Senator John McCain, who Trump disparaged in past comments regarding his being taken prisoner during the Vietnam war.
Supporters turn on Trump for ‘flat-out lying’ about coronavirus: ‘He’s got no idea what the hell he’s doing’
President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis has been the breaking point for some of his fans in rural Virginia.
A dozen seafood and agricultural workers in the state's Northern Neck peninsula -- where Trump beat Hillary Clinton by nearly 10 points in 2016 -- expressed frustration to the Insider website over the president's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
"A few weeks ago I could ignore the parts of his personality I didn't like," said Cliff, a 25-year Chesapeake Bay waterman. "That's over. I don't believe anything he's saying now."
‘Imagine having ability to do this all along, and choosing not to’: Eli Lily cuts cost of insulin amid Covid-19 outbreak
"Good of them to help diabetics who will die without insulin while their lives at risk from coronavirus. Unlike all those other times when their lives are simply at risk from harmless diabetes."
Rep. Ilhan Omar on Wednesday was among skeptics of pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly's move to reduce the price of insulin during the coronavirus outbreak who pointed out that the company's refusal to do so in the past has cost thousands of people their lives despite the ease with which it apparently could have cut prices.