Mississippi Governor Defends Senatorial Candidate's Lynching Joke By Referencing Abortions Of Black Babies
What is the correlation here?
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.
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Reporter: Why did you make reference to lynchings when running against an AfAm candidate?— Husayn Symonds 🇧🇲 (@HusaynPS) November 13, 2018'
“Well what about the 20 million abortions African Americans have done???????? Nobody is talking about that.” pic.twitter.com/eNpkxJgNzw
Wow. MS needs to overhaul and dump these dinosaurs. Her/His constant referral to the genocidal statement shows me that they truly believe and celebrate in the lynching history of the State. This isn't a party issue, this is truly a apocalyptic vision shared by these 2 degenerates— Edward Palmer (@ChoctawSF) November 12, 2018'
It's kind of staggering how they managed to open their mouths and somehow dig themselves deeper. You'd think lynchings would be rock bottom, but there you go. pic.twitter.com/PNCkefIcy4— Aesir Pagan (@AesirPagan) November 13, 2018'
Did he really just pivot to, “Well what about the 20 million abortions African Americans have done???????? Nobody is talking about that.” ????? Yup, he did! Fire, meet Gasoline. pic.twitter.com/HrVsaJUlGQ— Carly Reim (@CarltReim) November 13, 2018'
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