Clinton to say removing the Confederate flag is important, but not the solution – CNN

Florissant, Missouri (CNN)Hillary Clinton commended the groundswell in anti-Confederate flag sentiment at an event in Missouri on Tuesday, calling the battle flag “a symbol of our nation’s racist past.”

Clinton’s comments about the flag come days after Dylann Roof, a white supremacist, killed nine men and women at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.

The shooting, Clinton said, was “an act of racist terrorism perpetrated in a house of God,” but one where the men and women killed “did not die in vain, did not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

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The shooting has sparked a conversation about the Confederate flag that led Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, to call for its removal from state property.

“I appreciate the actions begun yesterday by the governor and other leaders of South Carolina to remove the Confederate battle flag from the State House, recognizing it as a symbol of our nation’s racist past that has no place in our present or our future,” Clinton said. “It shouldn’t fly there, it shouldn’t fly anywhere.”

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