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GOP lawmaker Michele Fiore defends Confederate flag as history

The Associated Press

A Republican Nevada Assemblywoman is defending the Confederate flag as a piece of American history.

Conservative Las Vegas lawmaker Michele Fiore sent a campaign email Wednesday discussing ongoing debate about the Confederate flag’s place at the South Carolina statehouse.

Fiore said the flag is part of U.S. history, and said citizens need to remember both the good and the bad parts of the nation’s past because they shaped the country.

She also vowed to install a horn on her truck that sounds like the one in General Lee, a car in the TV show “Dukes of Hazzard” that features a Confederate flag decal. Reruns of the show were pulled in the wake of the flag controversy.