Chuck McIntosh, a spokesman for the state Department of Finance and Administration, which oversees the capitol, said the nooses and signs were found on Monday shortly before 8am, on the south side of the grounds.
Hate signs also were found although it unclear what they said or if the signs referenced the racially charged runoff Senate election taking place Tuesday between Democrat Mike Espy, who is black, and Republican Sen. Tuesday's victor will serve the last two years of Cochran's six-year term.
"I've known her for a period of time now as senator", Trump told reporters Monday afternoon.
Austin Johnson, from Fulton, wearing a Trump cap, said he did not know much about Hyde-Smith, a former state senator from Brookhaven, but he had planned to vote for her before the president's visit. Espy would move in lockstep with Democratic leaders in Washington including, "the legendary Maxine Waters", Mr. Trump said, referring to the liberal California congresswoman who has been a cheerleader for impeachment. "We need someone who respects lives of lynching victims", one sign read. She said the hanging remark was an "exaggerated expression of regard" for the supporter and apologized "to anyone that was offended", adding that there was "no ill will, no intent whatsoever" in her remarks.
Such donations have come under fire due to Hyde-Smith's recent comments and actions making jokes out of lynchings and glorifying Confederate history.
It says MS had 581 lynching during that time, the highest number of any state. "I always considered that a great compliment".
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(CNN)The 2018 election officially ends today as MS voters head to the polls to choose between Sen.
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy attends an event in Jackson, Miss., Feb. 23, 2018.
Espy, who in 1986 became the first African American from MS elected to the U.S House in the modern era, and Hyde-Smith, appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to replace long-term Sen.
Bryant commented earlier on Hyde-Smith's remarks by saying that the real issue was how abortion was creating a Black genocide.
Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who has an office in the Capitol, called the nooses and signs 'reprehensible'.
"I don't know how many Mississippians can really relate to an income that can command a $750,000 cheque from one person for a lobbying job", Hyde-Smith, who is a cattle rancher, said during a November 20 debate.