Major League Baseball requests return of $5,000 donation to Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

Major League Baseball requests return of $5,000 donation to Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

Major League Baseball requests return of $5,000 donation to Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

President Trump is headed for MS on Monday to rally support for GOP U.S. Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith ahead of Tuesday's runoff election against Democratic opponent Mike Espy. The measure, which was unearthed by CNN's KFile during a review of Hyde-Smith's legislative history, is the latest in a series of issues that have surfaced during her campaign, many of which have evoked Mississippi's dark history of racism and slavery.

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks in Southaven, Miss., on October 2, 2018. It says that with "great pride", MS lawmakers "join the Sons of Confederate Veterans" to honor Pharr.

"So let us accept the inevitable that we are going to suffer one way or the other, both white and Black, as a result of the court's decree", he said at the time. And they foreshadow the messaging dissonance that could mark the next two years of his presidency as he faces a divided Congress - a Republican-majority Senate and a Democrat-controlled House - after two years of across-the-board Republican power.

Hyde-Smith is a proponent of a stronger border and has supported Trump's wall. She was a Democrat before switching parties in 2010, citing her conservative beliefs.

On Saturday, another report delved into Hyde-Smith's work as a legislator and found she once praised a Confederate soldier for his work to "defend his homeland".

Cindy Hyde-Smith had her lead in the first round of voting slashed after she was recorded telling a supporter: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row".

"I guess you could juxtapose my experience with her experience", Espy said between campaign appearances in Jackson.

News of MLB's donation broke just hours after it was learned that Hyde-Smith attended a segregated high school that was exclusively created so white people could avoid being educated with black people, then sent her daughter went to a majority white school.

Hyde-Smith said the "public hanging" comment was "an exaggerated expression of regard" for a fellow cattle rancher.

Cindy Hyde-Smith is once again under fire for a race-related issue, after the Jackson Free Press in MS reported Friday that she graduated from a high school segregation academy. The Washington Post reported that in 2001, Hyde-Smith introduced a bill as a state senator to rename a stretch of highway to what it had been called in the 1930s: the Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway, after the president of the Confederacy. Alongside a smiling photo of herself in a Confederate hat and holding a rifle at a museum exhibit, the senator wrote, "Mississippi history at its best!"

MS still displays the Confederate battle flag within its state flag.

In the November 6 primary election, Hyde-Smith received 41.5 percent of the vote, while Espy received 40.6 percent and Republican Chris McDaniel received 16.5.

Trump to campaign for Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith who is locked in a tight race with Democrat Mike Espy; analysis from Michael Meehan, former chief of staff for Sen.

Just one day after receiving a donation from San Francisco Giants owner Charles B. Johnson, Republican Sen. During a televised debate, she apologized to "anyone that was offended by my comments" but also said the remark was used as a "weapon" against her. But she quickly pivoted into attack mode.

"I have met with the president, and I proudly support him in negotiating these trades", she said.

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