The Republican-controlled House scrapped a vote on permitting the Confederate flag at Park Service-run cemeteries on Thursday, a retreat under fire that only escalated a ferocious attack by Democrats complaining the banner celebrates a murderous, racist past.
He showed us all of the different confederate national flags that represented the Confederate States of America.
Even as the confederate flag was removed from the capitol grounds in South Carolina Friday, there are still many who defend the confederate battle flag.
No Republican rose to respond, although some officials privately charged that Democrats had falsely accused GOP lawmakers of racism.
We reached out to Mayor DuPree’s office to find out if and when the Mississippi flag will fly again.
In a follow-up interview this morning, Williams said while he disagrees with the decision to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse, he is “satisfied” at the process by which the flag was removed.
“Republicans didn’t pull the Interior bill because it cuts funding for clean water”.
Rollis Smith is the Lt. Commander of the South Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Jeffrey Williams, who appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force in 2011 and reappointed in 2015, said “the current debate about the flag has been terribly misguided”.
In line with a Park Service memorandum from 2010, it would have affected 10 graveyards, including four in Tennessee, three in Virginia and one each in Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia. Now, he said, “there’s a number of options that are being considered” for moving forward.
A spokesman for Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, called Pelosi’s action “a cheap political stunt”. He said the bipartisan discussions could potentially address Confederate symbols within the Capitol as well as at parks and cemeteries.
They would ban the sale of Confederate flags at vendors or the display or Confederate flags at gravesites in national cemeteries.
A professor of history at Clemson University said the flag is not to be folded in the way the American flag is. “It was put to a vote and an overwhelming majority chose to keep the flag”.
“South Carolinians, along with Georgia, North Carolina they all faught under this flag”, said Rollis Smith. “Members of Congress from New York and California can not wipe away 150 years of Southern history with sleight-of-hand tactics”.
“This amendment will codify existing National Park Service policy and directives with regard to the decoration of cemeteries and concessions sales”, Calvert said hurriedly, speaking for less than ten seconds about his plan. And in the furor, they failed to note that Obama could have already done what the House Democrats want.