Not surprisingly white supremacy has won this evening as Cindy Hyde-Smith was declared the winner of the Mississippi senate runoff. As of now the results are saying Cindy has won with 56.1% of the votes and Mike Espy has received a total of 43.8% of the votes.
In this unreleased (til now) longer version of Cindy Hyde-Smith’s “public hanging” vid, a supporter yells “Then do it!” after she says, “If there was a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” This clip, obtained & sent to @JxnFreePress by @bayoubrief, adds new context. #MSSen pic.twitter.com/RYaahR34mC
— Ashton Pittman (@ashtonpittman) November 26, 2018
Video provided by Twitter User Ashton Pittman
Even after publicly saying, “If there was a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” in a video during her campaign run Cindy Hyde-Smith still managed to secure more than enough votes to retain her seat. Recently it was also revealed Hyde-Smith attended a segregated academy in the 70’s where she was a cheerleader.
I guess she still isn’t too much far off from what she used to do. She’s using her platform to cheer on white supremacy and gain their support.
Not to mention that just recently Hate Signs and Nooses were found on the Mississippi State Capitol the day before the runoff election took place.
Before I hear anyone say “more black people needed to get out and vote for Espy”, there are more white people in numbers who will show up and show out to retain whatever power they can when it comes to voting. Even if that power is immoral and keeps everyone from progressing forward with new ideas for improvement.
Let’s not also forget in a last ditch effort to rally up the white supremacists in the state, The Head Cheeto in Charge paid a visit in Mississippi and fired up the Republican base to get them amped up. In a clip he said, “How does he fit in with Mississippi? How does he even fit In?”
The closing weeks of Mississippi's runoff Senate race have focused on controversial comments by Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, showing her joking about a public hanging and voter suppression, @edokeefe reports; the polls close at 8 p.m. ET https://t.co/8E22iVwaQ0 pic.twitter.com/ODO19OHe57
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 28, 2018
While this is not the result we were hoping for, I am proud of the historic campaign we ran and grateful for the support we received across Mississippi.
— Mike Espy (@espyforsenate) November 28, 2018
It has been reported that Mike Espy has conceded from the race and wished Hyde-Smith prayers as she heads off to Washington D.C. to join up with the Senate. Mike Espy also tweeted some tweets that will help to keep hope alive for potential elections to come in the state of Mississippi.
Former 2nd District Congressman and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy concedes the race for U.S. Senate. He called Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and offered her prayers as she heads back to Washington, D.C. to represent Mississippi. pic.twitter.com/H4cF06cMYP
— Erin Pickens (@erinpickensWAPT) November 28, 2018
Tweet provided by user Erin Pickens for WAPT
Although the Democrats have lost another senate seat in congress we still were able to overturn the house and bring in a lot of new people in congress who will hopefully represent what we want to see change in America going forward.
As for the rest of the country a change is coming as more and more people are becoming politically aware and knowledgable of people’s policies and the outcome if they vote a certain way. Now we just have to wait and see what our next hurdle will be.
Trump Administration Cuts Protections for Transgender Americans
On Friday, the Trump administration announced it would be rolling back an Obama-era rule protecting transgender Americans from discrimination in health care.
Under the Obama administration, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act expanded the definition of sex discrimination to include discrimination based on one’s gender identity. Under a revised version of the rule, the Department of Health and Human Services will enforce Section 1557 “by returning to the government’s interpretation of sex discrimination according to the plain meaning of the word ‘sex’ as male or female and as determined by biology” beginning in mid-August. In other words, doctors and insurance companies receiving funding from the Fed can legally refuse any patient needing transition-related medical care.
Of course, as quickly as the rule was finalized, many LGBTQ+ organizations including the ACLU,announced intentions to sue the Trump administration over this new language. “The Trump admin has issued a rule that will embolden health care discrimination against transgender people.. All while a global pandemic is occurring.” said the ACLU in a tweet.
Forget a global pandemic, ACLU. Friday’s announcement came on the fourth anniversary of the Pulse nightclub tragedy, a mass shooting at a popular Florida gay nightclub that left 49 people and the shooter dead.
President Trump has made it clear how he feels about the nearly 1.4 million transgender people in this country, his fellow Americans – he doesn’t feel anything.
Donald Trump to Host Rally in Tulsa,OK on Junteenth
Yes, you read that right. Donald Trump is returning to the 2020 campaign trail with a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 19th. It’s hard to say that this is just a coincidence when both the day and location mark significant times in Black history.
Tulsa, Oklahoma was the home of the Black Wall Street Massacre in 1921 where a white mob looted and burned businesses. According to Tulsa Historical Society and Museum, it’s believed that as many as 300 people died from that travesty.
June 19th (Juneteenth) is also an important day in Black history because it celebrates the official end of slavery in the United States.
We can’t ignore how calculated this is for Trump have his first rally since COVID-19 here. Especially with race being a hot topic in the country as we speak with #BlackLiveMatter at the forefront.
Roger Stone Found Guilty on All Counts
Roger Stone has been found guilty on all seven counts by a federal jury. After lying about his part in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election conspiracy, the former political consultant could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Once tied to the likes of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, Roger Stone, 67, was found guilty by a jury of nine women and three men of his involvement in the Russian interference plot. As part of the indictment led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, Roger Stone was charged for one count each of obstruction and witness tampering, along with five counts of false statements. Stone’s guilty verdict aids further proof to the truth millions have known all along — The Trump campaign was heavily invested in obtaining the files hacked by Russia and made public by WikiLeaks to derail the 2016 election in his favor.
While Roger Stone will not be sentenced until February 6th, 2020, he will face steep penalties for his crimes. Witness tampering alone could land the sexagenarian in prison for up to twenty years. However, the other charges he is facing add up to five-year terms. Prosecutors argued that since Stone has been out on bond before and during the proceedings, he should immediately be thrown in jail. Ultimately, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson is allowing Stone to remain free provided he meets the terms of a gag order.