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Steyn: Confederate Flag ‘A Democrat Flag’

Columnist and author of “The Undocumented,” Mark Steyn declared the Confederate flag “a Democrat flag” on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

Steyn said, “I know the GOP is called the stupid party, but the idea that Republicans can have the Confederate flag hung around their neck is ridiculous. It’s a Democrat flag. The flags — the states that seceded during the Civil War were all Democrat states, that’s their flag, the slave states were Democrat states, the racist states, until the 1960s, were Democrat states. The Democratic Party is the — was the largest and most powerful institution supporting slavery in the English-speaking world. And it’s the only one that has survived till the 21st century.”

He continued, “it’s their flag, Hillary Clinton had it on campaign bumper stickers when she ran for president in 2008. You mentioned Robert C. Byrd, Sean. Bill Clinton was doing Klu Klux Klan Grand Kleagle jokes at Byrd’s funeral, saying, Robert C. Byrd, he used to — was the Grand Kleagle, he just did what he had to do. And “the Democratic Party has never come to terms with the evil of its past, the idea — it was a party committed to the proposition that one human being could own another human being. And they’ve never — they’ve never said a word about that.”

Steyn added that it was “insulting” to the dead that the post-Charleston shooting has “dwindled down” into a debate over the Confederate flag.

Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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