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CBS News 13 Jan 2021

Descendant of Robert E. Lee says Confederate flag at the Capitol was "attack on our democracy"

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When violent rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, many could be seen carrying the Confederate flag. Reverend Robert W. Lee IV, the great-great-great-nephew of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, joins CBSN to discuss the flag's legacy, and condemned those who carried it during the deadly Capitol assault.

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