Lindsey Graham: The Confederate Flag Is Part Of Who We Are, But "How Do You Reconstruct America?"


SOUTH CAROLINA SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM: If at the end of the day, it is time for the people of South Carolina to reconsider that decision, it would be fine with me, but this is part of who we are.

The flag represents to some people, a Civil War, and that was the symbol of one side. To others it is a racist symbol, and it has been used in a racist way. But the problems we have today in South Carolina and across the world are not because of a movie or because of symbols, it is because of what is in peoples' hearts.

How do you go back and reconstruct America? What do you do in terms of our history?


There's a confederate war memorial out front, there is an African-American memorial [motions "over there"].

CNN REPORTER: And that works for you?

LINDSEY GRAHAM: That works here, that is what the state house agreed to do, but you could probably visit some other parts of the country and there is some symbol that doesn't strike you as quite right?

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