Corker: It’s Time for Confederate Flag to Come Down in SC

Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) addressed the controversy brewing over the Confederate flag in front of South Carolina’s Capitol building in light of the murder of nine African-Americans at the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC and said it is time to have it come down.

Corker said, “I see no reason for it to continue. I would certainly vote against flying the flag, and my sense that’s what they’re going to do.”

“I think there’s a balance that many of the candidates are — it’s a state issue and I acknowledge that it’s a state issue. I’m saying that if I were there I would certainly vote to have it come down. It serves no purpose anymore, especially after what has occurred. I was born in South Carolina. I lived in South Carolina the first 11 years of my life. I love South Carolina, but I think in light of what’s happened, there’s no question from my perspective over what ought to happen.”

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