As Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith presided, Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker got the Senate to agree to make lynching a federal crime for the first time in history.
December 19, 2018

Until today, I did not realize that lynching was not a federal crime. How that could possibly be, I don't know, but it is! Or WAS.

Today, with Kamala Harris and Cory Booker putting the bill forward, the Senate agreed unanimously that lynching is indeed a federal crime.

But the deepest irony was seeing the person presiding over the Senate at the time: The most junior of Republican senators, Cindy Hyde-Smith.

That's right. Senator "Public Hanging."

Yes, irony doesn't back down.

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