They Seem Nice

Three Coup Klux Klan Republicans — Reps. Chip Roy (R-TX), Andrew Clyde (R-GA) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) — were the only House members who opposed The Emmett Till Antilynching Act,which would make lynching a federal hate crime — on the last day of Black History Month.

In explaining his “no” vote, Massie wrote in a Twitter thread that designating enhanced penalties “for ‘hate’ tends to endanger other liberties such as freedom of speech.” He also argued that lynching is illegal in all states already.

Roy issued a statement Tuesday explaining his decision. “Lynching is an unspeakably heinous crime,” he said. “But this bill doesn’t have anything to do with lynching, other than its name.” He called the bill “an effort to advance a woke agenda under the guise of correcting racial injustice” and said it is a “matter for the states.”

A representative for Clyde did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Rolling Stone.

I really don’t think that lynching is a First Amendment issue, boys, but you do you. Just don’t do you anywhere near the rest of us.

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4 Responses to They Seem Nice

  1. beckymaenot says:

    So tired of this cancerous sector of the American Population.

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  2. lofgren says:

    “But what if you have a guy who’s spent his whole life saying racist stuff on facebook, and then he goes and lynches a Black person for totally unrelated reasons? Now he’s getting an extra ten years, just for his history of hateful, terroristic speech! Who will speak for the racist murderers?”

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  3. roket says:

    And now the 3 Amigo’s Obstructionists will move on to projection as foretold in the republican bible.

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  4. Dave G says:

    I’m only surprised there weren’t more.

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