Perry Takes a Stand Against Confederate Flag
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has come out against a proposal for a confederate flag lisence plate in his home state, a stance that could impact his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, reports Yahoo News
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, an ancestral group that has previously been involved in the litigation to display the conferate flag in state buildings and on monuments around the country, proposed the plate. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has been deadlocked in a 4-to-4 vote, with another vote scheduled for next month.
In a Wednesday interview with the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Bay 9 News Perry came out against the proposal.
"That's just a part of history . . . You don't need to scrape that wound again," Perry said. "It just doesn't need to happen."
Perry’s position could pose problems in key primary state South Carolina that has embraced its confederate history. While the flag was removed from the Palmetto state’s capital building, South Carolina has approved its own license plate featuring the Confederate flag.
The issue was contentious for 2008 GOP presidential contender, John McCain, and its possible Perry’s position could raise the issue again.