Governor Tate Reeves took to social media today to discuss the talks about changing the state flag.
Reeves said that he opposes any proposal that would establish a second state flag.
Reeves initially indicated he would consider a potential bill from the state legislature allowing a second official flag to be flown in place of the current banner, which includes the confederate emblem.
However, he said a second flag would only create further division.
On Facebook today he wrote: “Over the weekend there has been a proposal floating amongst some in the legislature to create a second Mississippi flag. Let’s call it the “Separate but Equal” flag option. While well-intentioned I’m sure, it does not meet the threshold. Any similar plan would actually accomplish the exact opposite of our stated goal—it would actually divide our state more. I don’t believe it would satisfy either side of this debate, and I don’t think it is a viable alternative.”
He went on to say: “We must work together to find a solution where, when everyone has their say, we can come back together as a family and prosper. We must work together to find a solution that, once all is said and done, unites us as a people proud of our future!”