Fmr SC State Rep: Confederate Flag Gave SC Shooter Roof ‘Some Justification’

During Saturday’s episode of “Melissa Harris-Perry” on MSNBC, former South Carolina State Representative Bakari Sellers responded to President Barack Obama saying that the Confederate flag should be in a museum in response to pictures of the Charleston shooter Dylann Roof posing with Confederate flags.

Sellers argued that the Confederate flag actually provided Roof with the “reason” and “some justification” to go through with his killing nine members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.

“We stand here still crying,” Sellers said. “We stand here still screaming; we stand here still in so much pain. When you go to our state capitol and you see a banner that may not have pulled the trigger and killed Clementa Pinckney and eight others, it definitely did provide Mr. Roof with some reason to do so. It provided him with some justification. And that is what’s troublesome.”

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