Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) tells CNN’s Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” that “omitting slavery from VA proclamation “doesn’t matter for diddly.”
Why am I not surprised the Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, (R), doesn’t see anything wrong with Gov. Bob McDonnell’s (R-VA) deliberate omission of slavery from his recent proclamation to celebrate April as Confederate History month? During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley when she called him on the insensitivity of the governor’s actions, he said:
Er, the governor of Mississippi should be the last person to make such an insensitive statement since the state didn’t ratify the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery until March 16, 1995, after rejecting it in on December 5, 1865, and Jim Crow laws were on the books until 2009. Let’s not forget that Virginia joins Mississippi and Georgia honoring the Confederacy and deliberately omitting any mention of slavery.
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