Rand Paul’s Democratic Senate opponent in Kentucky, Charles Booker, released a ridiculous campaign ad that may soon go viral. In the ad, which is part hit-piece and part self-promotion, Booker wears a noose. Well, at least he wore the noose for the majority of the ad. Booker referenced past lynchings in the state of Kentucky and how they affected his community.
The hit-piece against Rand Paul comes in when Booker said that Paul blocked the federal anti-lynching bill. Booker also said Paul is against the 1964 Civil Rights Bill. Much of what Booker said about Paul is not totally true and without some important context. This is typical of campaign ads all across America, though. Those little lies or half-truths aren’t as crazy as the visual of Charles Booker wearing a loosely-fitted noose around his neck to stoke up feelings of racism in an attempt to defeat one of the most popular Senators in the country.
Black U.S. Senate Candidate Charles Booker Wears Noose in Campaign Ad
Rand Paul’s rewriting of his own remarks on the Civil Rights Act – The Washington Post
Kentucky Senate candidate wears noose in ad to highlight history of lynching | The Hill
Rand Paul’s Senate Opponent Charles Booker Wears Noose
Charles Booker wears a noose in ad blasting Rand Paul on lynching bill