Saturday, June 20, 2015
Video - Sen. Lindsey Graham defends Confederate flag: 'Confederate flag is part of the heritage'
Video - Sen. Lindsey Graham defends Confederate flag: 'Confederate flag is part of the heritage'.(TheHill).
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican presidential candidate, on Friday said the Confederate flag is part of the heritage of his home state of South Carolina, rebuffing calls for it to be taken down after a mass shooting in the state.
"Well, at the end of the day it's time for people in South Carolina to revisit that decision. [That] would be fine with me, but this is part of who we are," Graham said on CNN when asked if the flag should stop flying at the Statehouse.
"The flag represents to some people a civil war, and that was the symbol of one side. To others it's a racist symbol, and it's been used by people, it's been used in a racist way," Graham said.