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Sen. Thad Cochran calls for changes to MS state flag

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) -

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has joined the growing chorus of state leaders calling for Mississippi to change its state flag. He said he agrees with Sen. Roger Wicker that the state flag should not include the Confederate battle flag.

“As a proud citizen of Mississippi, it is my personal hope that the state government will consider changing the state flag. The recent debate on the symbolism of our flag, which belongs to all of us, presents the people of our state an opportunity to consider a new banner that represents Mississippi,” said Cochran in a statement to the media. “I appreciate the views of my friend and colleague Roger Wicker, and agree that we should look for unity and not divisiveness in the symbols of our state.”

On Wednesday, Wicker said Mississippi's current state flag "increasingly portrays a false impression of our state to others."

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