Huckabee: Confederate Flag Not A Problem
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says the Confederate flag is not a problem because of “one racist lunatic.”
Huckabee said on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday morning that he does not think presidential candidates should talk about it.
“I still think it’s not an issue for a person running for president,” Huckabee said. “Everyone’s being baited with this question as if somehow that has anything to do whatsoever with running for president.”
The flag has come to attention recently, after a white gunman shot and killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, last week. Pictures posted onlineshow the alleged shooter, Dylann Roof, posing with a gun and a Confederate flag. The flag is widely considered a symbol of racism.
“I don’t think [the American people] want us to weigh in on every little issue in all 50 states that might be an important issue to the people of that state but not on the desk of the president,” Huckabee said.