19 lieutenants from Bush/Cheney's "army of compassion"

Here are the 19 senators who refused to co-sponsor the anti-lynching resolution
passed on Monday. (Story follows.)

Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Robert Bennett (R-UT)
Christopher Bond (R-MO)
Jim Bunning (R-KY)
Conrad Burns (R-MT)
Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
Thad Cochran (R-MS)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Michael Crapo (R-ID)
Michael Enzi (R-WY)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Trent Lott (R-MS)
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Richard Shelby (R-AL)
John Sununu (R-NH)
Craig Thomas (R-WY)
George Voinovich (R-OH)

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Senate Apologizes for Lynching-Ban Delays
By JIM ABRAMS,
Associated Press Writer
Mon Jun 13, 7:14 PM ET

The Senate on Monday acknowledged its own failure to stand against the lynching of thousands of black people, a practice that continued well into the 20th century.

“It’s important that we are honest with ourselves and that we tell the truth about what happened,” Sen. Mary Landrieu (news, bio, voting record), D-La., said before the Senate by voice vote approved an apology for blocking anti-lynching legislation at a time when mob violence against blacks was commonplace. At least 80 senators signed on as co-sponsors.

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