Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton today praised the University of Mississippi for taking down the state flag with its Confederate emblem, which she now calls a “symbol of hate.” CNN reports that the NAACP “was in the process of organizing a march in two weeks to pressure the university administration to take down the flag immediately” but was beaten to the punch by a vote by student senators.
Well done, Ole Miss. Symbols of hate have no business flying over a place of learning. -H https://t.co/t3WL4pJcjV
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 26, 2015
If Clinton were capable of regret, she might regret raising the Confederate flag as an issue, considering that husband Bill Clinton signed legislation in 1987 which designated the blue star on the Arkansas state flag to commemorate the Confederate States of America.
American Commitment president Phil Kerpen asked back in June if anyone in the media had bothered to ask Clinton about her husband’s decision to honor the Confederacy on the state flag.
Seriously though, has Hillary been asked about the Arkansas flag? pic.twitter.com/8yJ5ExLDzA
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) June 20, 2015
Would anyone like to ask her now? Of course, she can simply say she had no part in the decision, among other excuses.
— Brad Martin (@BradMartVB) October 27, 2015