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Watch: Cindy Hyde-Smith Lashes Out At Espy, Accuses Him Of Using Her ‘Hanging’ Comments For ‘Political Gain’

Interim Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (D-MS) lost it during a debate for the Mississippi runoff election for United States Senate.

During the debate against her political opponent, Mike Espy, Hyde-Smith accused him of using her comments about “public hangings” to make her look bad and gain votes.

She first started off by what it seemed like an apology.

“For anyone who was offended, I certainly apologize. There was no ill-will, no ill-intent whatsoever in my statement,” Hyde-Smith argued.

But that’s when she lashed out at her opponent.

“I also recognize that this comment was twisted and it was turned into a weapon to be used against me — a political weapon used for nothing but personal and political gain by my opponent,” she alleged.

Espy fired back by saying: “It has caused our state harm, it has given our state another black eye that we don’t need.”

“My comments were taken and twisted and used as a political weapon against me by my opponent and that is just wrong,” she replied.

Take a look at the debate in the video clip below:

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