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Begala: Clinton ‘Absolutely’ Has To Answer For Her Confederate Flag History

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CNN Commentator and pro-Hillary Super PAC Co-Chair Paul Begala said that Hillary Clinton “absolutely” has to answer for her association with Arkansas’ Confederate-inspired flag on Tuesday’s “New Day.”

Begala was asked, “the Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign comes out says, as she had back in 2007, ‘I don’t like the Confederate flag. You should take it down.’ Does she have to answer for her time as First Lady in Arkansas standing with Bill by the Arkansas flag proudly, when it too, is said to borrow from the Confederate symbology?”

He answered, “Well, sure, absolutely. Times change and circumstances change. … 22 years ago, Zell Miller (D-GA) was the first governor, that I know of, to take on that Confederate flag, in Georgia. The Confederate flag, at the time — the old battle flag was part of the Georgia flag. And 22 years ago Zell Miller tried to take that off with, by the way, the help and support of his friend Bill Clinton. And we failed. The people of Georgia kicked our butt, and Zell Miller was as good a politician as I’ve ever known. So, this is a very, very difficult issue. I am really thrilled at the rapid progress, after 20 years of waiting, that South Carolina has made, and the fact that corporate America is now weighing in. This is a completely different country than it was 20 or 30 years ago.”

(h/t Washington Free Beacon)

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