A line of U.S. flags that run through a tunnel beneath the Capitol Building complex in Washington, D.C., is going to be removed and replaced because of concerns over Confederate symbols on some of the banners.
In its place will stand depictions of commemorative quarters that represent all 50 states, the Committee on House Administration announced, Thompson Reuters reported.
Lawmakers like Michigan’s Republican Candice Miller, who heads up the House Administration Committee, Mississippi’s Democratic Bennie Thompson and even Speaker Paul Ryan all agreed the time to toss the Confederate symbolism had come.
“I am well aware of how many Americans negatively view the Confederate flag and, personally, I am very sympathetic to these views,” she said, the news outlet reported.
And Thompson said the move was yet one more step toward removing all signs of the “Confederate revolt against our own country” from the public stage. (Read more from “U.S. Capitol Dismantles Flag Display” HERE)