The Dems’ effort to gain another seat in the U.S. Senate could get a boost when runoff time comes around, as its candidate, Mike Espy, who is African-American, faces the challenge against an opponent who said the following, lauding someone, unaware she was being recorded:
If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.
Espy in 1986 became the first African-American since Reconstruction to win a U.S. House seat in Mississippi, and if he defeats (sitting Sen. Cindy) Hyde-Smith, he would be the first African-American since Reconstruction to represent the state in the U.S. Senate.
“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row”- Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith says in Tupelo, MS after Colin Hutchinson, cattle rancher, praises her.
Hyde-Smith is in a runoff on Nov 27th against Mike Espy. pic.twitter.com/0a9jOEjokr
— Lamar White, Jr. (@LamarWhiteJr) November 11, 2018