Sen. Tim Scott introduces anti-lynching bill on Friday – Live5News.com | Charleston, SC


Sen. Tim Scott has introduced a bill that would make lynching a federal hate crime ( Source: senate.gov)

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South Carolina Senator Tim Scott helped introduce an anti-lynching bill on Friday. 

Sen. Scott, along with Democratic senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, filed legislation that would make lynching a federal hate crime. Booker, Harris and Scott serve as the only African-American members of the United States Senate.

According to the bill, nearly 200 anti-lynching bills were introduced in Congress during the first half of the 20th century. 

In a statement, Sen. Scott said the bill is long overdue.

“This measure is certainly well past due and I am glad to be able to join in efforts that will underscore the severity of this crime,” Sen. Scott…

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