Black Democrat Puts A Noose Around His Own Neck In Deceptive Attack On Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. / Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr

From TTN:

Kentucky Senate hopeful Charles Booker’s newest campaign ad was so dishonest that it immediately triggered multiple fact checks. In a graphic video, Booker put a noose around his own neck in an attack on sitting Senator Rand Paul and claimed he worked to block an anti-lynching law from becoming law, which is blatantly untrue.

The Daily Wire reports:

“Lynching is a tool of terror. It was used to kill hopes for freedom. In Kentucky, it was used to kill three of my uncles,” Booker tweeted along with the video ad. “In this historic election, the choice is clear. Rand Paul may want to divide us, but hate won’t win this time. It’s time to move forward, together.”

“In Kentucky, like many states throughout the south, lynching was a tool of terror. Now, in a historic victory for our commonwealth, I have become the first Black Kentuckian to receive the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate,” Booker said in the ad. “My opponent? The very person who compared expanded health care to slavery. The person who said he would have opposed the Civil Rights Act. The person who single-handedly blocked an anti-lynching act from being federal law. The choice couldn’t be clearer: do we move forward together? Or do we let politicians like Rand Paul forever hold us back and drive us apart?”

But as USA Today pointed out, Booker left out the fact that Paul had opposed the initial bill because he argued that Congress needed more time to get it right — and had later co-sponsored a bipartisan anti-lynching bill that passed in March. “The Senate unanimously voted this March to pass the updated Emmett Till Antilynching Act, which is now law,” the outlet reported.

Paul’s team responded to the attack as well, saying in a statement, “Dr. Paul worked diligently to strengthen the language of this legislation and is a cosponsor of the bill that now ensures that federal law will define lynching as the absolutely heinous crime that it is. Any attempt to state otherwise is a desperate misrepresentation of the facts.”


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