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US senator says no ill will, intent behind hanging remark

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent Tuesday night that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a public hanging if the supporter invited her. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith s remark was caught on video that was released last week. It has brought widespread criticism both inside and outside Mississippi, a state with a history of racially motivated lynchings. For anyone that was offended by my comments, I certainly apologize. There was no ill will, no intent whatsoever in my statement, Hyde-Smith said Tuesday during a televised debate...

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