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Lawmakers discuss state flag

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Published on June 20, 2020 - Duration: 02:46s

Lawmakers discuss state flag

The NCAA's policy issued a ban on championships, and they specificaly singaled out Mississippi.

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Lawmakers discuss state flag

THE NCAA'S POLICY ISSUED A BANON CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND THEYSPECIFICALYSINGALED OUT MISSISSIPPI...WITHOUT A FLAG CHANGE, IT COULDCOSTTHE STATE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS... AS SYMBOLS OF RACISM COME DOWNACROSS THECOUNTRY...THE STATE FLAG, WITH ACONFEDERATE SYMBOL CONTINUES TOFLY HIGHOVER THE STATEHOUSE...IT'S THE ONLY STATE FLAG INAMERICA THATSTILL CONTAINS THAT DIVISIVESYMBOL...ANDNOW THE NCAA IS EXPANDING IT'SCONFEDERATE FLAGPOLICY...SPECIFICALLYFOR MISSISSIPPI...THE MOVE WOULD PREVENT ANY NCAACHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS FROM BEINGPLAYEDHERE...AND THE DECISION COULD COST THESTATE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.CAPITALISM IS IMPORTANT IN THISSTATE, AND OUTSIDE DOLLARS AREWHAT WE DEPEND ON.

ANDSO PEOPLE DECIDING NOT TO COMEHERE AND DO BUISNESS WITH US, ORHAVE ACTIVITIES HERE...IT SENDSA RESOUNDING MESSAGESTATE REPRESENTATIVE JOHN HINESSAYS THE NCAA BAN HAS SOMELEGISLATORS WHO'VEBEEN OPPOSED TO CHANGING THEFLAG,RECONSIDERING...ACTUALLY, IT FORCED PEOPLE TOTAKE A SECOND LOOKBUT THIS DISCUSSION HAS HAPPENEDMANYTIMES BEFORE...BACK IN 2016, SOME LAWMAKERSPROPOSEDKEEPING THE FLAG, AND ADOPTINGAN ADDITIONALSTATE FLAG WITHOUT THECONFEDERATEEMBLEM...TWO FLAGS?

WE GONNA SEPARATETHE PEOPLE NOW THAT''S GONNAMAKE IT WORSEMESSAGING FROM THE GOVERNOR'SMANSION HAS BEEN THE SAME FORNEARLY A DECADE...IT IS THE PEOPLES FLAG AND THEPEOPLE HAVE TO MAKE THATDECISIONBUTT THESE SOTS TOGETHERIF AND WHEN MISSISSIPPIANSDECIDE THAT THEY WANT TO CHANGETHE FLAG...AND I THINK AT SOMEPOINT THEY WILL...IT AUGHT TOBE THE PEOPLE OF MISSISSIPPISENATE MINORITY LEADER DERRICKSIMMONS SAYS HE AND FELLOWLEGISATORSWERE ELECTED FOR THESEMOMENTS...I THINK THAT OUT OF THE 3MILLIONPEOPLE IN THE STATE OFMISSISSIPPI THROUGH AREPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY, THE174 LEGISLATORS, WE REPRESENTTHOSE PEOPLEEVEN WITH THAT, A CURRENTMEASURE TOCHANGE THE FLAG HAS BEEN SENT TOTHESENATE CONSTITUTION COMMITTE...SENATOR SIMMONS SAYS IT WILL BETOUGH GOINGTO GET VOTES TO MOVE FORWARD...THAT'S WHY HE SAYS THE ACTIONSFROM THENCAA, AND SEC ARE CRITICAL...ALL EYES ARE ON MISSISSIPPI TODOTHE RIGHT THING, TO HAVE A FLAGTHAT IS REPRESENTATIVE OF ALLMISSISSIPPIANS,AND NOT SOME SENATOR SIMMONS SAYS THELEGISLATURE WILL BE IN REGULARSESSION FOR ANOTHER WEEK ORSO...SO THERE WILL BE MANY MOREDISCUSSIONS BETWEEN LAWMAKERSFOR ANDAGAINST A FLAG CHANGE IN THECOMING DAYS...LIVE FROM THE STATE CAPITALTONIGHT...TRJOHNSON, 16 WAPT NEWS AT 10... NEW TONIGHT...A NEW FLAG FLYING HIGH TONIGHTON TOP OF

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