Four Lawmakers Vote Against House Bill to Make Lynching Federal Hate Crime, Cite ‘Government Overreach’

Four Lawmakers Vote Against House Bill to Make Lynching Federal Hate Crime, Cite ‘Government Overreach’

Historic legislation that would make lynching a federal hate crime passed the House by near-unanimous consent Wednesday—with four representatives opposing it.

Three Republicans voted against the measure: GOP members Ted Yoho of Florida, Louie Gohmert of Texas and Thomas Massie of Kentucky. The chamber’s lone Independent, Justin Amash of Michigan—who famously switched from Republican to Independent over his support for impeaching President Donald Trump—also voted no.

via Newsweek Four Lawmakers Vote Against House Bill to Make Lynching Federal Hate Crime, Cite ‘Government Overreach’