Paul holds up anti-lynching bill. See Harris and Booker's response.

As Cory Booker opposes Rand Paul’s amendment, emotional debate on anti-lynching legislation erupts

When Minnesota began a memorial service for George Floyd, Paul, who had been insisting on bipartisan popular legislation and used lynching as a federal crime, came to the Washington Senate, amended anti-lynching legislation, and then passed The amendment. . He argued that the bill was too extensive, and said that his amendment “will apply only punishment for lynching, not for other crimes.” Then, Republican senators demanded unanimous consent to pass the amendment. However, both Harris and Booker opposed this effort, and Booker expressed opposition.

Harris said: “Senator Paul is now trying to weaken a bill that has been passed. There is no reason, no reason.”

Booker said in his testimony that he felt “today is very primitive,” and he said: “Throughout the day, we have been doing this, what does God (if the bill passes today) mean to the United States. This institution and that The agency finally agreed.”

Booker said: “This is enough to explain the suffering of the race and the harm of future generations.” He continued, “I don’t need my colleague, a senator from Kentucky told me a lynching in this country. I stood in Alabama In the museum in Montgomery, watching African-American families cry. In this country, the story of pregnant women being lynched was exposed, but this institution did nothing and their babies were deprived.”

Booker pointed to Paul and said that he did not question Paul’s heart, but strongly disagreed with his actions.

Booker said: “My colleague Rand Paul is the first person to shake my hand.” “He is my friend…but I was born today.”

Paul said: “The reason why I am going to amend this law is not because I despise lynching, but because I take lynching seriously, but this law does not.” He said: “The bill will broadly define the meaning of lynching. Cover up the meaning of lynching. The history of racial terrorism in our country is much more serious than ours.”

Soon after, Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska spoke, and she had planned a few weeks of speeches with a view to women’s elections. Before speaking, she took a moment to talk about the debate she just saw and said some of her own words about the country.

“I just want you to know, I am very grateful for my personal lecture here. We can read the words, but only when we have the ability to hear and feel these words, their true meaning will be revealed, Merkovs Kee said to Booker and Harris.

Merkovsky said she wanted to say it today because she felt she was too silent.

“I was challenged by some people. I was scolded by some very close friends. They said,’You are silent, Lisa. Why don’t you fix what we see?” As a white woman, She was born and raised in Alaska and has a privileged family. I have been struggling with the right language. I can’t feel the kind that my friends Cory and Kamala have just heard. Open and rude, I haven’t lived their lives. I can listen or learn by myself, and I can try to become healthier when I need treatment. “

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