MLB to GOP Senate Candidate: Give Back Our Money
They balked. Major League Baseball has asked Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith to return a $5,000 donation following controversial comments in which Hyde-Smith joked about public hangings despite her state’s history of lynchings. Hyde-Smith is running against Mike Espy — who could become Mississippi’s first Black senator since Reconstruction — in tomorrow’s runoff. But her enthusiastic remark on Nov. 2 that she’d join a political supporter “on the front row” at a public hanging has prompted companies like Walmart and AT&T to ask for their donations back.