Mississippi Governor Defends Senatorial Candidate's Lynching Joke By Referencing Abortions Of Black Babies

What is the correlation here?

Photo credit:

| November 14 2018,

4:54 pm

She defended her statement after video of the commentary went viral.

The senatorial candidate refuses to make a formal apology for the remark. At Smith's recent press conference in Jackson, Mississippi, she doubled down on her defense. 

“I put out a statement yesterday, and I stand by that statement, and that’s all I’m going to say about it,” she repeated to the press.

Gov. Phil Bryant
Mike Espy
Cindy Hyde-Smith
racist coded language
Jackson, Mississippi