Mississippi State Flag Could Be Subject to ‘Sneak’ Removal Vote, Says Sen. McDaniel

The Republican-controlled Mississippi State Legislature is poised to have a “sneak” vote intended to replace the state’s flag, which contains Confederate insignia, according to Republican State Senator Chris McDaniel. The push to replace the flag follows a nationwide onslaught of desecration of confederate monuments in response to George Floyd’s death reinvigorating the Black Lives Matter movement. The potential vote, which McDaniel alerted his 250,000-audience to via a Facebook live stream, may provide further evidence of how this mindset has infiltrated government – even reaching a Republican-controlled body. State Rep. Chris Bell (D-Miss.) appeared on MSNBC on Friday to demand the