Williams-Barnes told Mississippi Today that she later found a torn-up copy of that resolution on her desk in the House chamber.
“The actions of members as it pertains to tearing up the resolution and putting it on my desk shows that we have cowards failing to step forward and say what they feel,” she said.
“Members have different opinions about things all the time. It doesn’t call for threats such as saying ‘lynched’ or invading my personal space here on the floor or destroying property of the state — because that (resolution) was run off on the state’s paper — to prove a point to me,” Williams-Barnes said. “Come to me and tell me or make a statement. We all have that right.”