Sen. Joe Donnelly says Confederate flag shouldn't fly because it symbolizes slavery and oppressions


By: Krystal Vivian

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U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) is the latest politician to say that the Confederate flag should be removed from the South Carolina statehouse grounds.

“I think it should be removed,” Donnelly told 95.3 MNC during an interview Wednesday morning. “It’s a symbol of slavery and oppression of our fellow citizens and our neighbors. And I don’t think it has any place.”

Donnelly joins the ranks of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MO) and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.

Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that removing the flag is “a question for South Carolina. And the last thing they need is people from outside of the state coming in and dictating how they should resolve it.”