When will this Crap Ever End: House passes bill to make lynching a federal hate crime

Image result for hate crimeThe House on Wednesday passed the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, a bill making lynching a federal hate crime.

The legislation passed by a 410-4 vote. The Senate passed a similar bill last February. That bill, backed by Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), also had bipartisan support.

The Senate now must vote on the House bill to send it to President Trump for his signature. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), who introduced the legislation, said he was “so delighted that finally after over 200 tries in Congress” dating back more than a century, the antilynching bill passed.

House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said it was appropriate that the bill honored Till, a 15-year-old teen from Chicago who was lynched in 1955 while visiting family in Mississippi. “It is never too late to do the right thing,” he said.

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