Louisiana Senate Candidate Burns Confederate Flag in New Ad

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana candidate for the U.S. Senate burns a Accomplice flag in his newest video advert, launched Wednesday.

Gary Chambers, a Baton Rouge neighborhood activist and Democrat, is seen hanging a big Accomplice battle flag on a line with clothespins earlier than dousing it with gas and setting it ablaze.

“We should burn what stays of the Confederacy down,” Chambers says in a voiceover as he condemns a system that’s “producing measurable inequity,” for Black individuals, together with excessive charges of poverty and low entry to medical health insurance.

The advert comes three weeks after Chambers’ final main advert, which confirmed him smoking marijuana. In that advert, Chambers, who’s Black, decries racial disparities in arrests for the drug.

The brand new advert appeared a day after the state Senate rejected a transfer to create a second majority-Black congressional district in Louisiana. Supporters of a second Black-majority district say two of the state’s six Congressional districts ought to have Black majorities, noting a few third of the state’s persons are Black.

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Chambers says within the advert that gerrymandered election districts retaining Black voters underrepresented are “a byproduct of the Confederacy.”

Chambers is one among two Democrats who’ve introduced plans to problem incumbent Republican Sen. John Kennedy this yr. The opposite is former Navy pilot Luke Mixon.

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