In campaign video, a Black Democratic Senate candidate wears a noose

Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidat Charles Booker released Wednesday's campaign video in which he is seen wearing a noose to draw attention to Senator Rand Paul’s opposition to a 2020 bill making lynching a federal Hate Crime.

In campaign video, a Black Democratic Senate candidate wears a noose

Kentucky Democratic Senate Candidat Charles Booker released Wednesday's campaign video in which he is seen wearing a noose to draw attention to Senator Rand Paul’s opposition to a 2020 bill making lynching a federal Hate Crime.

The video opens with a warning and then shows a shot of a noose hanging off a tree.

Booker, a Black man, said in the opening lines that "the pain of our past continues to this day." "Lynching was used in Kentucky and many other states of the South as a weapon for terror. It was used as a way to crush hopes of freedom.

Here is Booker's video campaign.

Booker, who is wearing a necktie around his neck, says that "it was used to murder my ancestors." "Now, I am the first Black Kentuckian ever to be nominated for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in a historic victory for our commonwealth. Senate."

"My opponent?" Booker turns his attention to Paul. Booker continues, turning his attention to Paul. The person who claimed he would not have supported The Civil Rights Act. The person who blocked an anti-lynching law from becoming federal law.

Paul defended a bill in 2020 that would have made federal lynching a crime. He said he wanted more discussion to "make it the best that we could get it." In an opinion piece in The Louisville Courier Journal, he stated that he was concerned about the possibility that the bill's language might "unintentionally give 10-year sentences for minor perturbations."

Paul was a cosponsor of a revised version of the legislation earlier this year. It passed unanimously in the Senate.

Paul stated that while it wasn't popular to slow down the bill, he wanted to do so because, you know what, he thought it was right to do. "And in conclusion, I believe the compromise language will hopefully prevent us from imprisoning somebody for any kind of crime other than lynching."

In March, President Biden signed Emmett Till Antilynching Act. It is named after Emmett Till who was 14 years old when he was attacked and killed in Mississippi in 1956.

"Dr. Paul worked tirelessly with Senators Cory (Booker) and Tim (Scott) to strengthen the language in this legislation. He is also a cosponsor for the bill that now guarantees that federal law will make lynching the heinous crime it is. Jake Cox, Paul's deputy campaign manager, stated in a statement that any attempt to claim otherwise is a desperate misrepresentation.

Paul stated that he liked the 1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964, which "end discrimination in all public domains" and that he supports it. However, he did not like the fact that it instructed private business owners what they should do.

"I abhor racism. Paul stated that while I believe it is a bad business decision to exclude anyone from your restaurant, I also believe in private ownership. "But I believe there should be no discrimination in any funding source, and that's what the Civil Rights Act was all about to me."

Paul stated in 2013 that he had never been against the Civil Rights Act.

Booker's ad also criticizes Paul because of remarks he made in 2011 when he said that "the right to health care" was likened to slavery.

"When you think about whether you have a right or not to health care, you need to understand what that means. I am a doctor. I have the right to conscript you. This means that you believe in slavery. You intend to enslave me, as well as the janitor at the hospital, the person cleaning my office, and the assistants, nurses. According to Politico, Paul stated that you are basically saying that you believe in slavery.

"Do we work together to move forward? Or will we allow politicians like Rand Paul to hold us back and drive our country apart? Booker questions this, before removing his noose at end of video. "In November we will choose healing."

Booker and Paul will be facing off in November's general election. According to the Cook Political Report, the race is a solid Republican.

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