Monday, May 22, 2017

Mississippi Republican Wants To Lynch Confederate Statue Removers (UPDATED)

Mississippi Republican State Representative "KK"Karl Oliver wants anyone fixin' to remove statues of treasonous Confederates to get fitted for a rope necktie:
A Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives has called for lynching anyone who removes a Confederate monument, including lawmakers in a neighboring state.  
On Saturday, state Rep. Karl Oliver (R) described the “destruction” of Confederate monuments in Louisiana as “heinous and horrific” and compared leaders in that state to Nazis.  
“They should be LYNCHED!” Oliver wrote in comments posted on his Facebook page.
Obviously, given the sordid history of lynchings of blacks in the South over the past 150 years, Oliver's comments were immediately denounced by his fellow Republicans ...Democrats. (In fact, two other Republican representatives "liked" his lynching comment -- Reps. John Read and Doug McLeod.) It should also be noted that Oliver considers himself a "Christian" because of course he does.

In the end, Oliver might just be looking to direct some bidness his way; he's an undertaker by profession.

UPDATE:  Oliver represents a district that includes the town in which Emmett Till was lynched in 1955; also some Republican office holders have belatedly come out with their denunciations.

(Photo: What the hell is that "hair" beanie thing on top of your head? Someone call animal control!)

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