As the rush after the death of George Floyd continues in the nation. A new debate broke out on the Senate floor.
On of the lawmaker stood in the way of enabling notable passage of a bill that would restrict lynching.
In the US lynching us not a federal crime, though around 200 lawyers have attempted to do it so.
The anti-lynching legislation has already been passed by the house but is waiting for the approval in Senate.
But Rand Paul on the Senate floor said that his major concern is that allowing this could lead to more minor controversies to be punishable.
On Wednesday, Paul said to reporters, “Bruises could be considered lynching“.
Paul accepted that lynching should be ” universally condemned“. But also said that conflating minor offenses with lynching do a “disservice to those who were lynched in our history “.
On Thursday, Paul tried to make his proposed changes to the measure at Senate Floor. But this move was blocked by Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. and Cory Booker, D-N.J., who criticized Paul for distracting from Floyd’s memorial service, that was happening on Thursday afternoon. On which it was said that it should be a ‘day of national mourning’. As a result, Pauls’s amendment did not pass, and hence the bill remains in the void