Jeb Bush: Confederate Flag A Racist Symbol
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COLUMBIA, SC — Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush is weighing in on the Confederate flag debate. He visited a pharmaceutical company in West Columbia Monday.
When asked about the flag, Bush spoke bluntly, calling Confederate flags racist symbols. As Governor of Florida, Bush ordered a flag with a Confederate symbol taken off the Florida state capitol grounds.
“I took them off the premises and put them where I think they should be, which is in the Museum of Florida History,” said Bush.
South Carolina lawmakers will reconvene next Monday for a special session. There’s word that there are enough votes to remove the stars and bars from the State House grounds. A Ku Klux Klan chapter from Pelham, North Carolina plans to rally at the State House on July 18.