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Cindy Hyde-Smith, Mississippi’s appointed U.S. Senator, is under fire for the second time in under a week for comments made on the campaign trail ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm elections.
Lamar White, Jr., publisher of The Bayou Brief, posted the video to Twitter on Thursday evening. In the clip, Hyde-Smith can be heard speaking about voter suppression to a group standing outside her campaign tour bus.
“And then they remind me, that there’s a lot of liberal folks in those other schools who that maybe we don’t want to vote. Maybe we want to make it just a little more difficult. And I think that’s a great idea,” Hyde-Smith says in the 18-second video.
According to Lamar, the clip was filmed on Nov. 3 in Starkville, Mississippi.
The campaign appearance in Starkville came one day after Hyde-Smith made a stop in Tupelo, Mississippi, 65 miles north of Starkville. During the Tupelo appearance, the senator said she would attend a “public hanging” if invited by a Mississippi cattle rancher who appears with Hyde-Smith in the video.
The first video sparked outrage from many in the public and was quickly condemned by Hyde-Smith’s challenger in the special election for Mississippi’s Class I U.S. Senate seat, Democrat Mike Espy.
Wow! A Republican showing her true feelings about voter suppression.
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