Pro-Abortion Mississippi Senate Candidate Mike Espy Took Money From Dictator Who Raped, Killed His Own People

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 23, 2018   |   11:25AM   |   Jackson, MS

It’s bad enough that Mississippi Senate candidate Mike Epsy is pro-abortion and supports abortion up to birth. But his pro-death views apparently extend beyond that. According to new reports, Espy took $750,000 from an African dictator who raped and killed his own people.

Espy faces pro-life Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith in a special runoff campaign.

As NewsBusters reports:

The final race of the 2018 midterms will be held next Tuesday in Mississippi between Republican favorite Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy. The liberal media have been desperately trying to turn the tide by smearing Hyde-Smith with charges of racism over mostly innocuous things. And they’ve been turning a blind eye Espy’s ties to an African despot on trial for war crimes in the International Criminal Court, and the $750,000 Espy cashed in from him. Wednesday evening was ABC’s turn.

As reported last week, “A Democratic Senate hopeful in Mississippi cashed in $750,000 after lobbying on behalf of an African despot currently on trial for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.

It was a lobbying contract Espy had lied about for a long time:

But Fox News can reveal that Espy was paid $750,000 in 2011 by then Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo’s government. The payment appears to contradict Espy’s previous statements that he accepted just a portion of it … Yet according to a FARA Supplemental Statement filed with the Department of Justice in 2011, not only did Espy collect the full $750,000 figure, he also dropped the contract just 15 days before it was supposed to end, contradicting his comments.

The African leader was former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, who refused to concede in the 2010 election and unleashed “extrajudicial killings, torture, and rape of his political opponents, according to the U.S. State Department.” That timetable means Espy took the money after Gbagbo was butchering his own people.

Last week, Women Speak Out PAC, a partner of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List, announced a five-figure independent expenditure campaign of hard-hitting digital ads to mobilize pro-life voters across Mississippi to re-elect U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and defeat Mike Espy in the upcoming runoff election on November 27.

The ads target inconsistent pro-life voters who might not be aware of the runoff election. They include a pledge to vote pro-life and help voters easily save the date and find their polling place.

“Mike Espy is too extreme for Mississippi,” the ad’s narrator states. “As a congressman, he co-sponsored an extreme bill that would overturn all state laws that protect unborn children and would even allow for painful late-term abortions. Mike Espy is just too extreme on abortion.”

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“Mike Espy claims to oppose abortion, but his record of supporting legislation to impose abortion on demand through birth across the nation speaks louder than words,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “SBA List is reaching out to Mississippi voters who might not be aware of this critical runoff election to educate them about Espy’s extremism and the importance of voting pro-life. The choice could not be clearer. Cindy Hyde-Smith has done an outstanding job in Washington, working diligently to stop taxpayer funding of the abortion industry and to protect babies born alive in failed abortions, while Mike Espy can’t be trusted to stand up for his constituents’ pro-life values. We urge all Mississippians concerned about protecting innocent life to get out to the polls on November 27 and re-elect Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.”