Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde Smith facing nationwide backlash after “public hanging” comment

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.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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