Published: Wed, November 28, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Nooses found at MS state Capitol one day before special election

Nooses found at MS state Capitol one day before special election

Two nooses were found hanging at the Mississippi State Capitol on Monday morning around 7:15, according to NBC affiliate WLBT.

The incident was under investigation by capitol police and there had been no arrests late Monday, said spokesman Chuck McIntosh.

GULFPORT, MISS-Republicans in MS may not be in love with Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to the Senate earlier this year after longtime Sen.

The runoff Senate victor will serve the final two years of the six-year term of now-retired Sen.

President Trump plans to hold two rallies in MS on Monday in support of Hyde-Smith.


"We can't afford a senator who embarrasses us and reinforces the stereotypes we've worked so hard to overcome", the ad says.

Espy denied the charge and said, "We all know what came out of your mouth".

The NAACP website says that between 1882 and 1968, there were 4,743 lynchings in the United States, and almost 73% of the victims were black. Inside the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Trump said Hyde-Smith "is respected by all" in Washington. Swennumson was always planning to vote for Espy, but felt more certain about her decision after Hyde-Smith's "public hanging" comment.

27, thousands of Mississippians will vote for a senator.

Comments made by Hyde-Smith have resulted in multiple companies withdrawing support; Steve Doocy reacts. Thad Cochran who stepped down for health reasons, are in the runoff because neither garnered a majority vote in the November 6 first election. It says MS had 581 during that time, the highest number of any state.


Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy attends an event in Jackson, Miss., Feb. 23, 2018.

A local television station showed photos of the nooses hanging over tree limbs, and described the rest as "hate signs".

The president said she has apologised and misspoke, adding that her comments were "taken a certain way but she certainly didn't mean it".

Speaking outside - between the Tupelo Regional Airport terminal and the runway on a chilly day - Trump called his fellow Republican, "a very special, special woman who is going to do a special job". Democrats said the remark had racial overtones and harkened back to a darker chapter in MS history, especially since Espy would be the state's first African-American senator since Reconstruction.

"Let me be perfectly clear - there is absolutely no place in our state for these unacceptable symbols or tactics to intimidate others", Hurst said".


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