Rick Perry thinks it’s time for South Carolina to say enough is enough with the Confederate flag.
Just one day after the brutal murder of nine African-Americans at a church in Charleston, the former Texas governor and two-time presidential candidate told NewsmaxTV’s Steve Malzberg that it’s time for South Carolina to discuss ditching the flag, which has been a staple at the state capitol since 1962.
“There is a Supreme Court case just finalized that said the state of Texas could prohibit the confederate license plates,” Perry said.
“Do you agree with that?” Malzberg asked the host.
“Yes, I do agree with that. It’s the state’s decision,” Perry said. “Again, that needs to be made in South Carolina. This doesn’t need to be something…”
“So state by state should decide?” Malzberg interjected. “Where do you fall personally on it?”
“I agree that we need to be looking at these issues as ways to bring the country together,” Perry said. “If these are issues that are pushing us apart, well maybe there’s a good conversation to be had about.”
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