Category Archives: voter suppression

the latest from Cindy Hyde-Smith

Mississippi senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith remains in the news, since she made the public hangings comment at a campaign rally on November 2nd.

On November 11th, she put out this statement:

“I referred to accepting an invitation to a speaking engagement,” Hyde-Smith said in a statement Sunday. “In referencing the one who invited me, I used an exaggerated expression of regard, and any attempt to turn this into a negative connotation is ridiculous.”

Then, on November 12th, she was at a press conference, and questions were asked about her public hanging comment.  Starting at about the 1 minute mark on this video, is her response to REPEATED questions:

She just repeatedly refused to answer any questions, only repeatedly said “I put out a statement and we stand by it.”  Over and over and over again.

The next day, November 13th, Google donated to her campaign.  (see page 3 of the attached government FEC donation filing doc):

Then, yesterday, it was brought forth that on November 3rd, at another campaign rally, Ms. Hyde-Smith stated this:  ” “And then they remind me, that there’s a lot of liberal folks in those other schools who that maybe we don’t want to vote. Maybe we want to make it just a little more difficult. And I think that’s a great idea.”

As the video indicates, when questioned about THIS video’d comment, she stated it was obviously a joke and taken out of context.

Not sure WHEN suppressing votes is ever considered a joke, but then, I don’t hang with the GOP people.

Anyhow, just an update.

And in other news, a Trump-appointed judge ruled that the White House must return the media pass to CNN’s Jim Acosta.  And stated that Acosta’s ‘laying hands’ on the WH intern was ‘likely untrue.’  Wonder how Trump will react to one of his own appointed judges calling him a liar…?