Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sen Roger Wicker to Mississippi Voters: I Prayed About it and You Are Wrong

"After reflection and prayer, I now believe our state flag should be put in a museum and replaced by one that is more unifying to all Mississippians," Wicker said in a news release. "As the descendant of several brave Americans who fought for the Confederacy, I have not viewed Mississippi's current state flag as offensive. However, it is clearer and clearer to me that many of my fellow citizens feel differently and that our state flag increasingly portrays a false impression of our state to others."

 Mississippi voters decided by a nearly 2-to-1 margin in 2001 to keep the flag with the Confederate X in the upper left corner.