Con­fed­er­ate flag de­bate reaches Congress

Metro USA (Boston) - - NEWS -

South­ern states against fly­ing the Con­fed­er­ate bat­tle flag spread to the U.S. Congress on Thurs­day when Demo­cratic law­mak­ers aimed to re­move the ban­ner from parts of the Capi­tol, but it quickly ran into op­po­si­tion in the Repub­li­can-con­trolled House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Ben­nie Thompson of Mis­sis­sippi sought House ap­proval of a res­o­lu­tion re­quir­ing the re­moval of state flags con­tain­ing any por­tion of the Civil War-era Con­fed­er­ate bat­tle fl ag from the House side of the U.S. Capi­tol.

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