Rand Paul’s Indifference to Lynching Seen In His Continued Delay of Vital Legislation

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Statement of Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee
for Civil Rights Under Law

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) acknowledged Wednesday that he is the final U.S. Senator holding up passage of the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. The following is a statement from Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law:

“Senator Rand Paul has singlehandedly blocked Congress from final passage of the Emmett Till Antilynching Act. It is shameful that he continues to do so on the same day as both George Floyd’s funeral and shortly after a hearing was conducted in connection with the death of Ahmaud Arbery. Senator Paul’s resistance to the bill amounts to rubbing salt into the wounds of a nation grieving over loss and devastation from racial violence. In no uncertain terms, we condemn Senator Paul’s decision to fight a one-man war against a bill that would make clear that lynching occupies a dark place in our country’s story and provide recognition to thousands of victims of lynching crimes.”

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