Mississippi Republican Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith has defeated Democratic challenger Mike Espy in the state’s runoff election for the U.S. Senate seat.
The victory for Hyde-Smith comes after the left-wing mainstream media launched an all-out effort to stop Hyde-Smith by distorting remarks that she had made and past actions as signs that she was a racist.
The Cook Political Report was the first to make the call late on Tuesday night, tweeting: “Projection: Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) has defeated Mike Espy (D) in the #MSSEN runoff. But she’s done so w/ an underwhelming margin for an R in MS.”
“There are some still pretending it’s not over, but sorry, it’s over,” Wasserman continued, adding: “The only question now is the final margin. This looks like a mid-to-high single digit Hyde-Smith (R) win at the moment.”
NBC News later called the race, declaring Hyde-Smith the winner, which seals a 53-47 Republican majority in the Senate.
The media largely ignored Epsy’s shady past which was heavily connected to corruption dating back to his time working for former President Bill Clinton, who was eventually impeached for lying under oath.
Epsy was forced by the Clinton administration to resign, with Clinton saying that he was “troubled” by some of the “incidents” that allegedly happened under Epsy.
Epsy is also connected to an African despot who is currently on trial for crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court. Fox News reports:
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…
…He said he dropped his three-month contract with the country just a little more than a month on the job and collected just $400,000 of the $750,000 amid the outcry of Washington D.C. lobbyists profiting from a brutal regime.
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 media immediately moved to tarnish Hyde-Smith’s victory, choosing to focus on the narrative they created about her instead of highlighting the fact that she is the first woman from Mississippi elected to Congress.
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