Senate unanimously passes Lynching Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WPMI) —
The United States Senate is taking action against racism.
They unanimously agreed Wednesday to make lynching a federal hate crime.
In a tweet, Democratic Senator Kamala Harris called the passing of the justice for victims of lynching act a historic moment.
Lawmakers have tried for more than a century to make lynching a federal offense.
The bill was introduced earlier this year by Harris and the chamber's other two African-American senators Democrat Cory Booker and republican Tim Scott.