Republicans urged to remove confederate symbol from state flag

One powerful Republican is asking his party to take a bold stand.

“I’ve been really very happily surprised with how many people have sent me very good encouraging messages during the course of the day,” said attorney Andy Taggart.

He spent part of his Labor Day holiday working, sending a letter to Mississippi Republicans urging them to take the lead in removing the Confederate Battle symbol from the state flag.

The Chief of Staff to former Governor Kirk Fordice has spent months contemplating what to say in the message to his follow party members.