On Capitol Hill, Republican Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi has announced he will step down next month. In 2002 Democracy Now! examined Lott’s history of support for racist and neo-Confederate causes and his public praise for the 1948 pro-segregation presidential campaign of Senator Strom Thurmond.
From December 12th, 2002
Should Trent Lott Resign? The Senate Republican Leader’s Support for Strom Thurmond’s 1948 “Segregation Forever” Presidential Campaign Generates Mass Calls for Him to Step Down, He Refuses