Rand Paul Says Confederate Flag Belongs in Museum

The “symbolism needs to end," the Republican presidential candidate says, weighing in on the South Carolina debate.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) prepares to do a live interview with FOX News in the Russell Senate Office Building rotunda on Capitol Hill June 1, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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Weighing in on the South Carolina Confederate flag debate for the first time since the shooting of nine African-American church worshippers last week, Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said Tuesday that the “symbolism needs to end.”

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