Wednesday, July 08, 2015

GOP Indecisive On Confederate Flag

 House Republicans are struggling with the question of whether to remove the Confederate image from around the Capitol complex — and they seem in no hurry to commit themselves one way or another.

Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson, the sole African-American member of the Mississippi delegation, introduced a resolution late last month that would authorize removal of any state flag on the House side of the Capitol containing a portion of the Confederate symbol. Such a flag would then be donated to the Library of Congress.

The flag of Thompson’s state would be taken down under those guidelines, since it is the only state flag which includes the X-shaped symbol of the Confederacy.

Thompson introduced his resolution last week under a “privileged” process that obligated the House to act on it within two days. But rather than immediately pass or reject the resolution, the House instead punted, voting to refer the measure to the House Administration Committee for review.



Bird of Paradise said...

Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton need to get their noses out of states buisnesses

Olaf Koenders said...

Just like a weapon, it's not the flag itself that killed anyone, it's the dickhead brain that might have used it as an excuse for violence. I think the Stars and Stripes is just as guilty in that regard. But in the absence of any hard evidence, these nanny-state blithering idiots need to avoid foisting blame on the wrong cause.

If symbols were the true cause of violence and disrespect, then every football, soccer and ice hockey team emblem wouldn't exist because these overbearing morons would have banned every one of them.

Anonymous said...

So he would rather his state not be represented AT ALL than be represented by a flag that includes the Confederate Flag.

President Not Sure said...

Ive got an idea.. I can force every white person to completely forget about the Confederate Flag. All Al and Jesse need to do is make sure none of their "people" say the N word anywhere in public for 365 days. If we cant display the Confederate Flag because its racist, then you cant say the racist Nword either. The ball is in your court.

Alpha Skua said...