Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Wore Confederate Hat, Said She Would Go To Public Hanging
Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi was photographed wearing a Confederate hat while touring the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library in Biloxi.
Davis was the president of the Confederate States, which fought the United States in order to preserve the slavery of black people.
Hyde-Smith posted the picture in 2014 on Facebook with a caption:
I enjoyed my tour of Beauvoir. The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library located in Biloxi. This is a must see. Currently on display are artifacts connected to the daily life of the Confederate Soldier including weapons. Mississippi history at its best!
POLITICO notes that Hyde-Smith is under fire for recently saying that she would gladly attend a “public hanging” if a supporter invited her.
Walmart announced on Nov. 20 that it was withdrawing its support for Hyde-Smith:
Hi Debra. Completely understand your concern. Sen. Hyde-Smith’s recent comments clearly do not reflect the values of our company and associates. As a result, we are withdrawing our support and requesting a refund of all campaign donations.
— Walmart (@Walmart) November 20, 2018