Walmart Rescinds Support Of Sen. Hyde-Smith, Requests Contribution Refund

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (L) stands on stage with US President Donald Trump at a "Make America Great Again" rally at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, on October 2, 2018. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (... Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (L) stands on stage with US President Donald Trump at a "Make America Great Again" rally at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, on October 2, 2018. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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November 20, 2018 10:55 a.m.
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Walmart is rescinding its support of Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) and requesting a refund of its campaign contribution due to her widely condemned comments about lynching and suppressing the liberal vote.

From its tweet, it seems that Walmart was moved to retract its support after actress Debra Messing tweeted that the corporation had donated to the Hyde-Smith campaign after her incendiary comments.

According to FEC filings, Walmart gave $2,000 to Hyde-Smith on Monday, November 18. Her joke about a public lynching went viral about a week before that. Her second major gaffe, concerning liberal voter disenfranchisement, became common knowledge about two days before Walmart’s donation.

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