Jun 142005

The following Senators apparently think lynching was okay. At the very least, they didn’t think there was any reason to apologize for the U.S. Senate allowing it to go on. The following Senators, for some reason, did not want to go on the record saying it was a bad thing that Southern Senators had previously filibustered anti-lynching legislation.

  • Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
  • Robert Bennett (R-UT)
  • Thad Cochran (R-MS)
  • Kent Conrad (D-ND)
  • John Cornyn (R-TX)
  • Michael Crapo (R-ID)
  • Michael Enzi (R-WY)
  • Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
  • Judd Gregg (R-NH)
  • Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
  • Trent Lott (R-MS)
  • Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Richard Shelby (R-AL)
  • John Sununu (R-NH)
  • Craig Thomas (R-WY)
  • George Voinovich (R-OH)

I want to be sure you note that each and every one of them is a Republican. So, along with wanting to write discrimination against gays into the Constitution, Bush lying his way into a war, the GOP trying to take over and usurp the entire federal judiciary, and the right-wing of the Republican party wanting to turn the country into a theocracy, 27% of the Republican Senators were OK with NOT taking action against lynching.

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