Colorado Lawmaker Asserts Racist, Revisionist History of Lynchings

“We have come a long way on that arc since the Reconstruction, since whites and blacks alike were in nearly equal numbers lynched for the crime of being Republican.”

— Colorado state Rep. Lori Saine (R), claiming blacks and white Republicans were lynched in “nearly equal” numbers following Reconstruction and chastising the main sponsors of a resolution honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day during a speech on the House floor, the Denver Post reports.

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