Al Sharpton Says Kavanaugh Supporters are Like People Who Attended Lynchings After Church

National   |   Mark Finkelstein   |   Oct 5, 2018   |   6:38PM   |   Washington, DC

We knew that Senator Susan Collins would come under attack by the left for her “yes” vote on Kavanaugh. But comparing Collins to people who would attend lynchings after going to church? No one would sink that low, right?


On MSNBC’s Deadline:White House Friday afternoon, Al Sharpton said:

“This article about the lynchings. Let’s not forget, these people would go to church and then go to the lynching after clothing themselves in morality. And that’s what we’re seeing today. When Susan Collins can stand there after this man [President Trump] mocked Al Franken last night.”

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Note: Sharpton’s reference to “this article about the lynchings” is to this piece by Adam Serwer at The Atlantic. Serwer analogizes the cruelty of people taking pleasure from lynchings to the alleged cruelty of the Trump era. Note: Mark Finkelstein has a B.S. from Cornell University, an Ed.M. and a J.D. magna cum laude from SUNY Buffalo, and an LL.M. from Harvard. He lives in Ithaca, NY where he hosts “Right Angle,” a local political talk show. Finkelstein is a Contributing Editor at MRC’s NewsBusters blog, where this article originally appeared.