GOP Senator Rand Paul holds up anti-lynching bill in Senate

GOP Senator Rand Paul holds up anti-lynching bill in Senate

An anti-lynching bill with overwhelming bipartisan support has stalled due to the objections of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R). The bill, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, passed the House this year by a vote of 410 to 4, and has the backing of 99 senators. Paul argued the bill is overly broad and could lead to yet another injustice — excessive sentencing for minor infractions — unless it was revised

Fixed Headlines
Fixed Headlines 0 months

"Rand Paul proposes amendment to poorly worded bill, as he reminds Kamala Harris and Cory Booker that slapping someone is not the same degree of crime as lynching someone."

Correspondent in Virginia
Correspondent in Virginia 0 months

When you read the wording of the bill, it's very vague in what they consider lynching. According to the bill, if you get into a fight with someone and bruise them in the process, you can be charged with lynching and thrown in jail for 10 years. That is ridiculous on its face and shouldn't be allowed. The amount of abuse that could be carried out using this bill would be astronomical.

Orion Dakota
Orion Dakota 0 months

Yeah "historic" as in "historically bad legislation attemped to be passed by thapid morons in senate." This legislation is so bad i wouldnt use it to wipe my butt. All hate crime legislation is a terrible idea and needs to be condemned. You are not gods gift to the world Cory Booker, just another race baiting hack. Charging someone additionally for comitting crimes against a special class of people is actually against the ideas of the founders of the constitution. Lady liberty is supposed to be blindfolded remember not allowing anything to affect the outcome of a fair trial, especially not the race of the perpetrator/victim. Stephen King may literally be rolling in his grave right now...

Soul Shakedown
Soul Shakedown 0 months

God bless and keep Senator Paul - he is often a lone voice of reason in these insane times. This bill is virtue signaling garbage and that is vapid and unnecessary.

Dave 0 months

Um....correct me if I'm wrong but I would have thought murdering someone by hanging them from a tree would already be illegal in the US?

porcus 0 months

There is ZERO reason or need for an "anti-lynching" federal crime. We already made murder and attempted murder illegal, and also made assault, battery, etc illegal. This bill solves nothing and at best is just a distraction from very real problems that need to be solved. Such as the ongoing economic crisis from the lockdown. Congress is wasting the public's time and money on this farce of a bill.

The 0 months

When was the last time you saw someone get lynched? The bill is stupid.

Fin 0 months

Any one shock by rand... U shouldn't be... He is the classic rich arrogant high maintainance Baxter preppy who thinks having black face lawn jockeys around ur roses is cool as he smiles in your face while dialing 911....cause you got to close to the to the private residences only gated community country club he and Marsha pal. At while you where taking a walk... Get it... He isn't just an elitist he's a coward... And a sneak... Take back Tennessee... And vote em out...

Pedro Rodriguez
Pedro Rodriguez 0 months

Senator Paul looks an awful lot like Corey Booker nowadays. He should get some rest.

Rational ific
Rational ific 0 months

Well, that means that people can legally lynch others to their heart's content...right?

Doug 0 months

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