Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy debated last night for the Nov. 27 runoff election for Mississippi senator. Hyde-Smith is wildly racist, and she once again proved how much of a hateful woman she is.
Hyde-Smith was asked about a video clip of her praising a cattle rancher by saying “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be in the front row.”
The open racist said, “For anyone that was offended by my comments, I certainly apologize. There was no ill will, no intent whatsoever in my statement.” She added, “There has never been anything, not one thing, in my background to ever indicate I had ill will toward anyone. I’ve never been hurtful to anyone. I’ve always tried to help everyone. I also recognize that this comment was twisted and it was turned into a weapon to be used against me, 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.”
Espy responded with, “No one’s twisted your comments because your comments were live, you know, it came out of your mouth. I don’t know what’s in your heart, but I know what came out of your mouth. It went viral in the first three minutes around the world. And so it’s caused our state harm. It’s given our state another black eye that we don’t need. It’s just rejuvenated those stereotypes that we don’t need anymore.”
Originally, Hyde-Smith did not apologize—and this so-called apology is even more offensive. She is the only one to blame for her hateful comments. In addition, she has refused to return a $2,700 campaign donation from a proud racist.
If Espy wins the election, he will become Mississippi’s first Black senator since Reconstruction. Let’s hope Mississippi makes the right decision.