Smollett case and Senate anti-lynching bill

Happy President’s Day in the US.

Here’s my second example Monday of what the President is up against with the Democrats. This one falls under the heading of no coincidences.

Last Thursday the US Senate passed a bill on a voice vote to make lynching a federal crime. A perfectly admirable position to take in 2019 or 1919.

The bill was introduced by Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) among others and makes lynching punishable as a hate crime.

In his statement on the bill Booker said that “lynching is not a relic of the past,” pointing to the alleged attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago.

With a few days of hindsight we see that Smollett may have staged this whole “attack” with two Nigerian brothers posing as the alleged “masked men” shouting racial and anti-gay slurs and announcing, “This is MAGA country!”

Smollett also told police they looped a rope around his neck and poured some kind of chemical on him before running away.

Chicago police questioned the two brothers, who Smollett allegedly knows, and released them with no charges filed.

So was this “hoax” used as a backdrop for the vote on the bill? Did it need an event to get it passed?

I would hope the answer is no on both counts, but there are no coincidences.

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