Leon County Commissioner Responds to South Carolina Flag Debate

Confederate Flag
Posted at 11:42 PM, Jun 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-22 19:56:22-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - South Carolina's governor is joining the call to remove the confederate flag from the grounds of the State House. This, after a debate over it's presence at the State Capitol, following a racially charged shooting which claimed nine lives at one of the nation's oldest historically black churches.

Now, one Leon County commissioner is hoping to make sure the flag stays off the grounds of South Carolina's capitol.

Commissioner Bill Proctor announced Monday evening that he's hoping to pass a resolution with both city and county commissioners, to show support in the removal of the confederate flag in South Carolina.

In the resolution, Proctor says the confederate flag is not a reflection of the nation. Proctor says "the time has come for South Carolina to relinquish being the symbolic state-home for racial terrorists in the 21st century noted through the racist flag waving over its Capitol."