3 House Republicans Vote Against Making Lynching A Hate Crime

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2022
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Three Republicans in the U.S. House were the only votes against a bill that would make lynching a federal hate crime.

The Emmett Till Antilynching Act, named after a 14-year-old Black boy beaten and lynched in Mississippi in 1955, passed the House with an overwhelming vote of support, 422-3, on Monday. The bill would make lynching a federal hate crime punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

The only three representatives to vote against the bill were Republicans Andrew Clyde (Ga.), Thomas Massie (Ky.) and Chip Roy (Texas). In a series of tweets, Massie...

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