Until today, I did not realize that lynching was not a federal crime. How that could possibly be, I don’t know, but it is! Or WAS.
Today, with Kamala Harris and Cory Booker putting the bill forward, the Senate agreed unanimously that lynching is indeed a federal crime.
But the deepest irony was seeing the person presiding over the Senate at the time: The most junior of Republican senators, Cindy Hyde-Smith.
That’s right. Senator “Public Hanging.”
Yes, irony doesn’t back down.