Jimmy Carter’s grandson: People have right to have Confederate battle flag on their license plate

by Debbie M. Lord - al.com

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When pressed on the fact that the license plates are issued by the state, Carter answered, "This is something for national folks to talk about. In Georgia, we're movin' on.


Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, told Chuck Todd on MSNBC Monday that people in Georgia have the right to have a Sons of Confederate Veterans-backed license plate, and that if he wins the state's gubernatorial race he would not stop the state from issuing the plates that sport the Confederate battle flag.

Carter, who is a state senator, said on the show that while he believes people have the right to have the battle flag on their license plate, he would rather they focus on Georgia's contributions to the civil rights movement.

“I would like to see us focus on that great legacy we have of Dr. King and Joseph Lowery and Andy Young,” Mr. Carter said.

When pressed on the fact that the license plates are issued by the state, Carter answered, "This is something for national folks to talk about. In Georgia, we're movin' on.

Georgia has offered the license plates since 2003.

Carter also talked about gun issues in the state, saying that there is no issue more ‘geographically polarizing’ than guns.



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