House Democrats are livid that their Republican colleagues are launching an eleventh-hour defense of the Confederate flag.
After the House quickly approved two amendments on Tuesday that restricted
the display of the flag on federal land, Republicans scheduled a vote for
Thursday to undo them. Democratic leaders took to Twitter to rail against this move.
Amazed my Republican colleagues are defending a symbol of slavery and hate. The Confederate flag belongs in a museum #TakeItDown
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) July 9, 2015
— US Rep E.B.Johnson (@RepEBJ) July 9, 2015
1 day after Charleston families come to DC to support our background checks bill, @HouseGOP add amendment protecting confederate flag. Sad.
— Elizabeth Esty (@RepEsty) July 9, 2015
— Yvette D. Clarke (@YvetteClarke) July 9, 2015
— Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) July 9, 2015
— Rep. Terri A. Sewell (@RepTerriSewell) July 9, 2015