Blunt-Smoking Senate Candidate Burns Confederate Flag in New Campaign Ad

Louisiana senatorial candidate Gary Chambers made waves after publishing his first campaign ad with him smoking a blunt as he told potential voters how he plans to push for cannabis reform in his state is back at with yet another attention-grabbing video.

In the most recent ad titled “Scars and Bars,” Chambers sets the Confederate flag ablaze.

“Here in Louisiana and all over the South, Jim Crow never really left, and the remnants of the Confederacy remain,” Chambers says. “… The attacks against Black people, our right to vote, and participate in this democracy are methodical. Gerrymandered districts are a byproduct of the confederacy. Our system isn’t broken, it’s designed to do exactly what it is doing, which is producing measurable inequity.”

“One in 13 Black Americans are deprived of the right to vote. One in nine Black Americans do not have health insurance. One in three Black children live in poverty,” he says. “It’s time to burn what remains of the Confederacy down. I do believe the South will rise again, but this time it will be on our terms.”


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