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Bennie Thompson urges committee to take action on flag

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WASHINGTON, D. C (Mississippi News Now) -

Wednesday, United States Representative Bennie Thompson released the text of a letter sent to the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the Committee on House Administration, urging her to take action on the removal of the state flag.

In the letter, Thompson mentioned that Chairwoman Miller noted that she “certainly was moved personally”, and assured him that the matter would get “every serious consideration and every thoughtful consideration.”

“Today, I sent a letter to Chairwoman Candice Miller and Ranking Member Robert Brady of the Committee on House Administration urging them both to take swift action on the privileged resolution that I introduced to take down symbols of the confederate battle flag including the imagery in the Mississippi state flag,” stated Thompson. “After my resolution was voted into the Committee on House Administration before the most recent recess, my Republican colleagues hoped that the issue would just fade away but I am calling for immediate hearings and/or committee action on the resolution. In my letter to the committee, I encouraged my colleagues to follow up on the nice things they said on the House floor during the debate and take real action.”

On Monday, supporters of the state flag held a rally at the Capitol in support of keeping the state flag.

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