Hillary Clinton discusses her views on race and the Confederate flag at a community meeting Tuesday in Florissant, Missouri.
Jumping on the race-baiting bandwagon Clinton called the deadly shootings of nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina, “an act of racist terrorism perpetrated in a house of God.”
She said that the Confederate flag is a “symbol of our nation’s racist past that has no place in our present or our future. It shouldn’t fly there. It shouldn’t fly anywhere.”
Clinton praised Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the Arkansas-based company on whose board she once served, for announcing it would remove any product from its stores that features the Confederate flag.
She encouraged other companies to follow that example while noting that Amazon, eBay and Sears have done so.
Flashback: In 1987, then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton signed Act 116. It had little consequences other than to reaffirm the state’s language that honored the stars on the Arkansas flag as commemorating the Confederate flag. The act specifically says, “The blue star above the word ‘ARKANSAS’ is to commemorate the Confederate States of America.”
Hillary Clinton 2008 Alabama Confederate Flag pin.
Hillary Clinton 2008 Arkansas Confederate flag pin.
Buttons offering support for one of Bill Clinton’s presidential runs made the rounds on social media over the weekend showing the Confederate battle flag with the words “Clinton-Gore” superimposed.
Conservatives say the buttons are a sign that Democrats now calling for the removal of the flag from the state house grounds in South Carolina are being hypocritical, given their party’s historic embrace of the banner.
H/T New York Post
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