Emails to McCrory: Don’t scrap Confederate license plates

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory is hearing strong opinions after his proposal to remove the Confederate battle flag from a North Carolina license plate.

WRAL-TV reports that in the weeks after McCrory proposed ending sales of specialty license plates bearing the flag, emails from opponents vastly outnumbered supporters. McCrory spoke after a white supremacist killed nine black South Carolina churchgoers. South Carolina removed the flag from outside its statehouse several weeks later.

Emails released by the governor’s office after a public records request show hundreds of people complained the idea equaled a free speech clamp-down. Supporters objected to a flag adopted by the Ku Klux Klan.

Nothing has changed in the two months since McCrory spoke out in June. The governor and lawmakers each say the other should act.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Categories: Associated Press, NC, News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *