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House scraps vote on Confederate flag in federal cemeteries

3 years 3 months 1 week ago Thursday, July 09 2015 Jul 9, 2015 July 09, 2015 10:47 AM July 09, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House has scrapped plans to vote on approving the display of the Confederate flag at Park Service-run cemeteries in the wake of furious protests from Democrats.

Officials said Thursday the legislation that included the issue would be pulled from the floor for the time being.

The decision came as Democrats accused Republicans of wanting to approve the display of a painful reminder of a racist past.

It also coincided with a vote in the South Carolina Legislature to remove the Confederate Flag from a pole outside the state capitol.

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