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Rep. Rand Paul’s Democrat Opponent Releases Campaign Video of Himself Being Lynched


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Republican Senator Rand Paul’s Democrat opponent has just released a video of himself being lynched.

Democrat Charles Booker who is running against Sen. Rand Paul has released a campaign video that depicts him being lynched.

Booker is trying to hint that Senator Rand Paul is racist and supports lynching which isn’t even relatively true.

You can watch the campaign video here:

Fox News added these details:

In a provocative and controversial push, the Democratic Senate nominee who’s challenging Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in November’s midterm election wears a noose in a new ad criticizing Paul’s past opposition to a measure to make lynching a federal hate crime.

But the spot, by former state lawmaker Charles Booker, makes no mention that Paul later supported an updated anti-lynching bill that is now law.

“The pain of our past persists to this day. In Kentucky, like many states throughout the South, lynching was a tool of terror. It was used to kill hopes for freedom,” Booker, who is Black, says in the ad released Wednesday.

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The Associated Press had more on the story:

Kentucky Democrat Charles Booker appears on camera with a noose around his neck to condemn Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for blocking anti-lynching legislation two years ago — a personally searing ad for a trailblazing Black candidate who says some of his own ancestors were lynched.

The new online ad — which comes with a warning about its content — shows a grisly photo of a lynching victim dangling from a tree. But it fails to mention that Paul co-sponsored a new version of the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act that cleared Congress this year and was signed into law by President Joe Biden. The measure, named for the Black teenager whose 1955 killing in Mississippi became a galvanizing moment in the civil rights era, made lynching a federal hate crime.

The ad exemplifies Booker’s no-holds-barred approach to confronting racial and economic justice issues in a mostly rural, conservative-leaning state where only about 8% of the population is Black. And it ignores Paul’s long-running outreach into mostly Black neighborhoods to discuss criminal justice issues and ways to turn around economically distressed communities, improve schools and combat gun violence.



 

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