Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde Smith is facing widespread backlash after her recent comments at an event, where she said “if he invited me to a public hanging I would be in the front row.” The remarks were made towards a local rancher who helped organize the event.
Smith insists there is no negative meaning behind her remarks. She faces a runoff election against Mike Espy later this month.
“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