Speaker Pro Tempore Rep. Greg Snowden (R-Meridian) issued the following statement this afternoon concerning the state flag of Mississippi:

“I believe any state flag should be a common symbol citizens can unite behind and proudly embrace as their own. If our flag is no longer useful for those purposes (to instill pride and unity across the broad spectrum of citizens), then we should reconsider its current status. I certainly agree with Speaker Gunn that the time has come to have that conversation.”