Bush: Problem With Confederate Flag Is 'What It Began To Represent Later'

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GOP 2016er Jeb Bush defended his decision as Florida governor to take down the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol by arguing the controversy around Confederate monuments "isn't the 19th century issue, it's the 20th century issue."

"The problem with the Confederate flag isn't the Confederacy, the problem with the Confederate flag is what it began to represent later," Bush said while on a campaign stop. "And that's what we have to avoid to heal those wounds."

Bush was asked by an event attendee whether "anybody killing any other entity because of one basis or not" requires the removal of Confederate symbols.

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