Seeking to exploit the tragedy in Virginia on Saturday, Senator Roger Wicker once again called for a change in the state flag.
In a speech this morning in Jackson, Senator Wicker called for the flag’s removal:
“I hate to use a tragedy like this, a criminal act of murder, to advance policy. But certainly they have no right to be using our state flag as a symbol of white supremacy … It would be more unifying if we put this Mississippi flag in a museum and replaced it with something that was more unifying. That is still my position”
Remember that Wicker’s previous call for the removal of the state flag came two years ago on CNN when he appeared in a joint interview with New Jersey Senator Cory Booker.
It should also be noted that Wicker’s position is the same one advanced by Congressman Bennie Thompson and other extreme leftists in Mississippi and around the country.
In his speech, Wicker also failed to condemn Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and other hateful leftist groups that instigated the violence on Saturday in Charlottesville. He condemned one side but not the other.
This is, perhaps, the continuation of a strategy on Wicker’s part to begin a “race baiting” campaign against his most probable conservative challenger next year, Senator Chris McDaniel. It seems likely they are preparing to sling more racist attacks against McDaniel for his support of the state flag.