"I hope you won't be hanging until they apologize."
Lynching Resolution - Who Failed to Sign On?
I saw this comment today at Daily Kos, in a posting about the Lynching resolution (regarding those who failed to support the "apology" measure):
"My head is bleeding These right wing ***$%!**s want to stop everything because a fictional cartoon character might be gay. But when confronted with an actual historical wrong, they scurry like cockroaches in the dark." -- JoeWPgh, at Daily Kos
There are 78 senators who sponsored the (S.Res.39) resolution opposing the racist lynchings of African Americans. And, the 22 apparent nonsponsors are listed below, along with links to how these Senators (IF they were in the Senate in 2002) voted on the Hate Crimes legislation ( S 625, which was defeated with a 54-43 vote in June, 2002).
In the sense of fairness, I listed the Senators who voted in support of the Hate Crimes legislation with asterisks after their names.
It is the Senators who refused to sign on to the Hate Crimes legislation and this current Lynching resolution (and their constituency, apparently) about whom I would be seriously concerned.
(According to John Aravosis, the resolution was passed via voice vote so the dissenters could avoid putting actual votes on the record.)
Kenneth Brummel has called some of the offices of these Senators and he has posted the responses he's gotten from them.
To their credit, Reed and Smith supported Hate Crimes Legislation in 2002. Alexander, Cornyn, Crapo, Lisa Murkowski, and Sununu were not in the Senate or did not cast votes on the Hate Crimes bill in June 2002.
Note: I may be amending the list as I learn more about who signed on (and failed to sign on).