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Krauthammer On Calls to Remove Confederate Flag: 'Standard Liberal Impulse' Is to 'Do Something' Even if It's 'Irrelevant


"It's the standard liberal impulse."

Conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer commented on calls to remove the Confederate flag in light of the Charleston church shooting, saying Monday that the "standard liberal impulse" is to take action, even if the action is "irrelevant" to the issue at hand.

"Had the flag not existed or not been on the grounds of the (South Carolina) capital, this massacre would have happened in any case," he contended. "But it's the standard liberal impulse."

"Something happened (that is) really bad. So there's gotta be a problem and there has to be a solution, we must do something. Even if the 'something' is entirely irrelevant," Krauthammer said during Fox News Channel's "Special Report."

"Had all the laws Obama wanted to pass passed, it would have made no difference whatsoever. But that's instinct: don't just stand there do something, when Reagan advised, 'don't just do something, stand there,'" he added.

On Tuesday the South Carolina House OK'd a measure to consider removing the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capital.

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