From the New York Times:
Since 1900, Congress has repeatedly failed to pass a bill making lynching a federal crime. Now the legislation could be on its way to the Oval Office.
By Jacey Fortin
Feb. 26, 2020
… The House bill, called the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, was introduced by Representative Bobby Rush, a Democrat from Illinois. The Senate bill, which passed unanimously last year, was introduced by Kamala Harris, Democrat of California; Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey; and Tim Scott, Republican of South Carolina.
… He cited Emmett Till, one of thousands of lynching victims during the Jim Crow era.
This is a great day for Jussie Smollett, who went above and beyond the call of duty last year to promote his friend Senator Kamala Harris’s anti-lynching bill during Chicago’s Polar Vortex. Jussie’s Fake Noose Hate Hoax has finally been rewarded!
.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery.
This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) January 29, 2019