As Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) faced backlash over her recent comments about “public hanging” and voter suppression on Tuesday, a 2014 Facebook photo of her wearing a Confederate hat was surfaced by Politico.
The photo was taken during a trip to the Jefferson Davis House in Biloxi, Mississippi. In a Facebook post about the trip, Hyde-Smith wrote that the museum is “Mississippi history at its best.”
Hyde-Smith was already in hot water for videos joking that she would attend a “public hanging” if a supporter invited her and that joking about suppressing Democratic votes. The comment about hanging prompted Walmart to pull a campaign donation it made to Hyde-Smith’s Senate campaign.
Republicans in the state are now worried she may not survive the runoff election for her Senate seat next week in a state that should be easy for Republicans to win.