- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Monday she would support the removal of the Confederate emblem from the Mississippi state flag.

During a CNN town hall, host Jake Tapper asked the Massachusetts Democrat if the state, which is the only one that still has a Confederate emblem, should adopt a new flag.

“Yes,” Ms. Warren said, which the audience met with applause.

An image of the Confederate battle flag is featured in the upper corner of the Mississippi state flag.

Later, a voter asked if the candidate plans on addressing the removal of Confederate monuments. Protests have broken out in cities across the nation, demanding the removal of statues of Confederate leaders.

Ms. Warren answered by saying she supports “removing Confederate celebrations from federal land and putting them in museums, where they belong.”

Public debate has increased around the removal of Confederate symbols, monuments and memorials in recent months.

Ms. Warren also said Congress should take a look at reparations for African-Americans to compensate those linked to the slave trade and discrimination.

“I believe it’s time to start the national, full-blown conversation about reparations,” she said.

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