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Rand: Confederate Flag A Symbol of Slavery, ‘Put It In a Museum’

Kentucky Senator and GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul argued that the Confederate flag should be “in a museum” and is “inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery” on Tuesday’s broadcast of “The Kuhner Report” on Boston’s WRKO.

Rand said he agreed with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) that the flag should go, adding, “I think the flag is inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery, and particularly when people use it obviously for murder, and to justify hatred so vicious that you would kill somebody, I think that that symbolism needs to end. And I think South Carolina’s doing the right thing.”

Rand also said that it’s a decision for individual states to make, but that if he were a South Carolinian, he would vote to remove the flag “because, the thing is, is that, there have been people who used it for Southern pride and heritage and all of that. But really, to, I think every African-American in the country, it’s a symbolism of slavery to them. And now, it’s a symbol of murder for this young man. And so I think it needs to be — I think it’s time to put it in a museum.”

(h/t Andrew Kaczynski)

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