Hillary Clinton Tuesday praised the South Carolina legislature for its decision to take down the Confederate flag—but she that it is only an initial step in "America's long struggle with race."
"It shouldn't fly there, it shouldn't fly anywhere," Clinton told a community meeting at Christ the King church in Florissant, Missouri, Tuesday afternoon.
Clinton also said she wanted to "commend" Walmart (she once sat on the company's board) for ceasing to sell items that picture the Confederate flag, noting that other companies—Amazon, eBay, and Sears among them—have followed. "I urge all sellers to do the very same," she said.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced Monday that the flag would be taken down from the South Carolina State Capitol in Columbia, the week after a white-supremacist gunman killed nine African-Americans in a Charleston church. The killings brought new attention to the flag's history, prompting most of the 2016 field to weigh in on whether or not it should be flown.
Clinton's speech was in Florissant, a Missouri town near Ferguson, where questions about race and violence flared last summer after unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer.