A bill against lynching passed Congress, but several Republican members voted against it.
“The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation and after dozens of similar efforts were defeated.
The measure was approved 410 to 4 on Wednesday in the House and now goes to the White House, where President Donald Trump is expected to sign it. The Senate unanimously passed the legislation last year. ” [READ MORE]
Votes against the anti-lynching bill came from Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Ted Yoho (R-FL), and Justin Amash (I-MI).