Governor Tate Reeves may not block a flag change

Governor Tate Reeves is saying for the first time he might not stand in the way if legislators remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.

Legislators need a two-thirds majority to vote on a bill because it’s late in their session.

Gov. Reeves said Wednesday night on Facebook that it’s the same majority they would need to overturn a veto so a ‘veto would be pointless.’

Some Republican officials say they want to replace the Confederate battle emblem with the phrase “In God We Trust.”

Confederate symbols are under debate amid nationwide protests over racial injustice.

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