Gov Bryant Confident In Decision To Choose Hyde-Smith As Sen. Cochran’s Replacement
AMORY, MISS. (WCBI) – Governor Phil Bryant says he is confident Cindy Hyde- Smith will champion conservative values in the U S Senate.
On Wednesday, Governor Bryant announced that he has appointed Mississippi’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce to the U S Senate.
Cindy Hyde- Smith will replace U S Senator Thad Cochran, who announced recently that he is retiring on April first, due to health concerns.
The governor’s decision drew criticism from some in the GOP, including President Donald Trump’s administration. Hyde- Smith served in the state legislature as a democrat, before being elected to head the agriculture and commerce panel seven years ago.
“She is a conservative Republican woman, she has been elected as a Republican in a statewide office twice in the state of Mississippi, if you look at her voting record in the legislature, there’s no one more conservative than Cindy Hyde Smith so the idea that she’s less than a Republican conservative is just idiotic, I think if I remember, Ronald Reagan once served as a Democrat,” Gov. Bryant said.
Hyde- Smith will be the first woman to represent Mississippi in the U S Senate. She also plans to run in the November sixth special election to fill the final two years of Cochran’s term.