US Republican Senator of Mississippi, Cindy Hyde-Smith asked forgiveness for commenting about the matter of public hangings. She actually accused her Democratic black opponent in the special election by her twisting words to meet the political interest.
The Senate fled from the controversy which has been generated from a surfaced video in the last week and in which the dispute between a former congressman and agriculture secretary of US, Democrat Mike Espy and the former state lawmaker Hyde-Smith who was appointed to the Senator seat in April.
The video reveals Hyde-Smith was admiring a supporter of the public event of 2nd November, saying, “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row”.
As Hyde-Smith refused to ask forgiveness for the comment and to explain properly for the remarks, the comment created a great turmoil in Mississippi, the state distressed by a history of racial difference and violence against the blacks along with desperate illegal hanging.
Hyde-Smith told, “For anyone that was offended by my comments, I certainly apologize ”during a debate with Espy in Jackson of Mississippi. She added, “There was no ill will, no intent whatsoever in my statement. This comment was twisted and it was turned into a weapon to use against me, a political weapon used for nothing but personal and political gain by my opponent.”
Espy told Hyde-Smith, “ No one twisted your comments because the comments came out of your mouth. I don’t know what’s in your heart, but we all know what came out of your mouth.”