Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is making no apologies for saying she would go to a public hanging and be in the “front row.” In addition, neither is the governor of Mississippi who is justifying her comments by bringing up “20 million African-American aborted children.”
Governor Phil Bryant (who once declared April “Confederate Heritage Month”) said as Hyde-Smith stood by his side, “Absolutely we have been sensitive to race relations in this state. We brought the President of the United States here to open the civil rights museum and African-American leadership failed to even come to the event because the president was there.”
He then added, “Today I talked about the genocide of over 20 million African-American children. See in my heart, I am confused about where the outrage is at about 20 million African-American children that have been aborted. No one wants to say anything about that, no one wants to talk about that.”
Yep, he actually compared abortions to racist comments from a Senator see below.
CNN commentator Keith Boykin wrote on Twitter, “A Black woman exercising control over her own body without outside government interference has nothing to do with a white government official advocating ‘public hangings’ in a former slave state with a long history of lynching Black people.” In addition to that, Bryant’s number is a Fox News talking point lie.
In Mississippi, the majority of women getting abortions are white. According to GutMatcher.org, “Some 39% of women obtaining abortions were white, 28% were black, 25% were Hispanic and 9% were of other racial or ethnic backgrounds.”
Mississippi Today reports, “Abortions among African American women have decreased by 32 percent in recent years, while the rate for white women has dropped by 14 percent. The 2017 report suggests that increased reliance on contraception — particularly long-acting reversible contraception, such as IUDs and implants, which the CDC say is the most effective method for preventing unintended pregnancy among sexually active women — have contributed to the decline.” Ironically, Mississippi is one of the hardest states in which to get contraception.
Hyde-Smith is facing Democrat Mike Espy in a runoff on Nov. 27. If Espy wins the election, he will become Mississippi’s first Black senator since Reconstruction.
Let’s hope Mississippi votes out this hate.
13 Times Obama Sent Shots At Trump In Illinois Speech
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Former President Obama, referring to “people who are genuinely... fearful of change” during speech at University of Illinois: “It did not start with Donald Trump. He is a symptom, not the cause. He’s just capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years." pic.twitter.com/WKdGJME0B9— CNN (@CNN) September 7, 2018
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Former President Obama:— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 7, 2018
“How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?" pic.twitter.com/DOJnJS9zCV
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Former President Obama: "What happened to the Republican party? ... In a healthy democracy, there's some checks and balances on this kind of behavior, this kind of inconsistency. But right now there's nothing." pic.twitter.com/XWapB279UN— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 7, 2018
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“It shouldn't be Democratic or Republican to say that we don't threaten the freedom of the press because they say things or publish stories we don't like." President Obama #VoteDem 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/at90564D8J— Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 7, 2018
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Former President Obama: “The claim that everything will turn out OK because there are people inside the White House who secretly aren’t following the President’s orders... That’s not how our democracy is supposed to work…" https://t.co/dLxQqhvyWy pic.twitter.com/uMz5lntvgF— CNN (@CNN) September 7, 2018
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President Obama calling out Trump on Charlottesville: “We’re supposed to stand up to discrimination. And we’re sure as heck supposed to stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers. How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?"pic.twitter.com/ptWGZfKdTo— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 7, 2018
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President Obama: “Over the past few decades, the politics of division and resentment and paranoia has unfortunately found a home in the Republican party.” pic.twitter.com/u0YTCUESCp— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 7, 2018
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Former President Obama, encouraging young people to vote: “What’s gonna fix our democracy is you… The threat to our democracy doesn't just come from Donald Trump… the biggest threat to our democracy is indifference…" https://t.co/dLxQqhdY50 pic.twitter.com/U8zBxnKP1P— CNN (@CNN) September 7, 2018
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President Obama: "If you thought elections don't matter, I hope these last two years have corrected that impression." pic.twitter.com/KNaHv5i54p— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 7, 2018
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President Obama on today's Republican Party: 'That's not what [Abraham Lincoln] had in mind...it's not conservative, it sure isn't normal. It's radical.' pic.twitter.com/72T0cOSyNH— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 7, 2018
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Former President Obama: “When you vote, you’ve got the power to make sure white nationalists don’t feel emboldened to march with their hoods on or hoods off in Charlottesville.” pic.twitter.com/Heu66ZH1eF— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 7, 2018
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President Obama: "I know there are Republicans who believe government should only perform a few minimal functions but that one of those functions should be making sure nearly 3,000 Americans don't die in a hurricane and its aftermath." pic.twitter.com/SCiJpaq795— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) September 7, 2018