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Hyde-Smith says her comments on "public hangings" were "twisted" by her opponent.

Apologizes to "anyone who was offended," while suggesting that no one had any reason to be offended.
"There is never been anything, not one thing in my background that has ever indicated I have ill will toward anyone," says Hyde-Smith, who was photographed in Confederate battle garb with a member of a hate group
Hyde-Smith seems be to be speaking extensively from notes. She insisted that she be provided with a notepad an hour before the debate began and it appears someone has loaded it up with talking points.
The debate is being hosted by supporters of Hyde-Smith. The guiding principle seems to be to make no news. Panelists ask very general questions with no follow ups.
Hyde-Smith, asked about criminal justice reform: "I support law enforcement. I don’t support criminals"
Hyde-Smith quickly pivots off criminal justice reform to BUILD THE WALL.
Missed Hyde-Smith's opening statement: "The night before the election, the President of the United States is coming to Mississippi on my behalf...I encourage you to go online at and get those tickets."
Hyde-Smith says that Espy was in Congress "a century ago" (?) and wants "health care for illegal immigrants."
Espy notes that the bill Hyde-Smith supports to protect people with preexisting conditions doesn't actually require insurance companies to cover TREATMENT for preexisting conditions.

Hyde-Smith ignores that point. Says no one will fight harder for people.
Hyde-Smith hits Espy two times for a discrimination complaint filed against the Department of Agriculture related to something that happened in 1992.

Espy points out he wasn't even Secretary of Agriculture until 1993.

Just a brutally dishonest attack by Hyde-Smith
Espy's question to Hyde-Smith is whether she knew when she voted for short-term insurance plans, those plans can exclude preexisting conditions.

Hyde-Smith says it was part of a "plan" & she has never voted for a bill that only eliminated protections for preexisiting conditions
Hyde-Smith uses her closing statement to promote her rallies with Trump again. This has been an awful debate overall.
Hyde-Smith's comments on voter suppression were not even mentioned.

Espy mentions Walmart asking for a refund in his closing statement.

Notes the company says that Hyde-Smith does not reflect its values and says she doesn't represent Mississippi's values.

He also brings up the voter suppression comments.
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