Republican senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is throwing a fit over Democrats at a debate Tuesday night for twisting her recent remark about attending a "public hanging" at the invitation of a local rancher.
the remark went viral launching memories about premeditated extrajudicial killing which were performed in the past.
Hyde-Smith said she would apologize to anyone who was offended but then fired back k on her opponent, Democrat Mike Espy, a former congressman and US agriculture secretary running to become the state's first African-American senator since Reconstruction.
"I also recognize that this comment was twisted and it was turned into a weapon to be used against me," Hyde-Smith said. "A political weapon used for nothing but personal and political gain by my opponent. That's the type of politics Mississippians are sick and tired of."
Hyde-Smith started this commotion earlier this month at a campaign event in Tupelo, where she mocked a political supporter, a rancher, saying, “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.”
Espy Hyde-Smith's opponent rejected her claim that her use of the term was put out of context and that she really intended to use that particular term which is still a black hole in America's history.
Hyde-Smith denied this accusation again and insisted that Espy is using that as a weapon to break her down.
according to the NAACP Mississippi was the highest state where several terror acts of lynching took place.