Clinton: Confederate Flag a Symbol of Nation's Racist Past

Jun 24, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Confederate flag "shouldn't fly anywhere."

The Democratic presidential contender calls the deadly shootings of nine black church members in South Carolina "an act of racist terrorism perpetrated in a house of God."

She's welcomed news that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and legislators are working to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse.

Clinton addressed church members Tuesday in suburban St. Louis, near the epicenter of violent protests that occurred in Ferguson, Missouri, after the August death of Michael Brown.

She called the Confederate flag a symbol of the nation's racist past that should have "no place" in the country's present or future.