In defending his new BFF, Rep. Steve King had this to say:
Being a son of the South puts you in a different position when it comes to the Confederate flag. It means something entirely different to the people who have ancestors who fought in the Civil War on the south side of the Mason-Dixon line.
Ya know, that's true. For sure, those who fought in favour of slavery and oppression of black people come from a differnt point of view when it comes to this flag.
But I would think that this would be something you would be decently ashamed of, rather than using as, ya know, an argument in favour of continuing to be disrespectful of black people.