Confederate Flag? McCain's Not a Fan
From CBS News' Dante Higgins:
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- John McCain's town hall meeting in Spartanburg ended with a standing ovation of sorts.
Accompanied by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., McCain took the final question from an eager audience member who repeatedly called out, "Question!" throughout the Q and A portion of the event.
The comment turned question came from Robert Hayes, 67, who protested outside of two McCain's events today.
"You came out for the removal of the Confederate battle flag when 76 percent of Republicans in this state said they wanted it to stay on the Capitol. What's your answer to that?" he yelled across the room to McCain.
"My answer to that is I can't be more proud of the overwhelming majority of the people of this state who came together in taking that flag off the top of the Capitol," said McCain to a standing ovation.
After the event John McCain told reporters while he may encounter some people who want to see the return of the Confederate flag, the majority of South Carolinians agreed to retire it.
"That issue has been resolved in the minds of the overwhelming majority of citizens of the state. They don't like it reopened. And a coming together of almost all parts of the state, made the decision they did, and disposed of the issue that they did. And I think it was pretty obvious by the crowd reaction, they're not interested in reopening it," he said.
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