Nooses found outside MS legislature day before Senate vote

Nooses found outside MS legislature day before Senate vote

"If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row", Hyde-Smith said, referring to a supporter, during a campaign stop in Tupelo on November 2.

Espy is trying to become the first African-American U.S. senator from MS since Reconstruction.

"I have a simple message to the lawless caravans: Turn back now, go back home, we will not let you in", Trump said.

"I will be in Gulfport and Tupelo, Mississippi, on Monday night doing two Rallies for Senator Hyde-Smith, who has a very important Election on Tuesday", Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

Hyde-Smith has come under fire for her comment about attending a "public hanging" and voter suppression, which her campaign later said was a joke. If we find evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that a federal crime has occurred, these criminals will be swiftly prosecuted and held accountable.




Capitol police would not show the signs or surveillance video while they are actively investigating.

The nooses and signs were found at approximately 7:15 a.m.by capitol police, reporting from WLOX indicated. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is white, and Democrat Mike Espy, who is black.

MS has a history of racially motivated lynchings and violence against people who sought voting rights for black citizens. She later called the comments an "exaggerated expression of regard", but her use of the phrase "public hanging" brought memories of Mississippi's history of lynchings to the forefront and put the contest under the national microscope.

Civil rights activists were beaten and killed in MS as they pushed for African-American voting rights, particularly from the end of the Second World War until the 1960s.

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