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Twitter has lots to say about that racist white trash lady who won Mississippi’s special election

In the least shocking news of the week, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, the racist, antigay Republican from Mississippi, won last night’s special runoff election, narrowly defeating the Democrat Mike Espy, who came just eight points away from becoming the state’s first black senator since Reconstruction, and thus bringing the 2018 midterm elections to a close.

Just a little recap: Earlier this month, Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to her senate seat in April following the retirement of Thad Cochran, came under fire when video of her joking about sitting in the “front row” of a “public hanging” surfaced online.

Days later, another video of her joking about voter suppression hit the internet.

Then photos of her wearing a Confederate soldier’s hat and holding a rifle while touting “Mississippi history at its finest!” were uncovered on Facebook.

Then it was revealed that she had attended a segregation academy in high school.

Then it was reported she sent her daughter to a segregation academy for high school, too.

Then it was exposed she accepted campaign donations from a former member of the KKK.

Honestly, though, is anyone really surprised voters in Mississippi picked her of all people to represent them in the United States Senate?

Folks on Twitter certainly are not:

And now, like always, the memes…

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Related: Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith hates gays, loves voter suppression, and thinks hanging black people is funny