WATCH: Senate Candidate Burns Confederate Flag
A U.S. Senate candidate in Louisiana has once again captured national attention over his provocative campaign ads.
Democratic candidate Gary Chambers, who went viral last month for smoking a blunt in a campaign ad, burned a Confederate flag in his latest video.
In the video titled “Scars and Bars,” Chambers wears a camouflage jacket and cites the famous line from the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
He pins a Confederate flag on a clothesline and ignites it with a lighter.
While he watches the flag burn, Chambers argues that “remnants of the Confederacy remain” in the South, mentioning gerrymandered districts and restrictive voting laws as its “byproducts.”
“The attacks against Black people, our right to vote and participate in this democracy, are methodical,” he says.
“Our system isn’t broken. It’s designed to do exactly what it’s doing, which is producing measurable inequity.”
“It’s time to burn what remains of the Confederacy down,” he says.
“I do believe the South will rise again, but this time it will be on our terms.”
Chambers, 36, looks to unseat Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) in the upcoming midterm election.