The Jackson Free Press reports:
As coronavirus spiked across the state, the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans posted a copy of an April 3 state proclamation naming this month as “Confederate Heritage Month.”
Gov. Tate Reeves apparently signed the proclamation two days after he did an about-face and issued a statewide shelter-at-home order due to rising COVID-19 infections in Mississippi.
“God bless the Confederate Soldier. He shall never be forgotten. Deo Vindice!” the Mississippi SCV’s April 3 Facebook post read about the proclamation. “Deo Vindice,” Latin for “Under God as our Vindicator,” appeared on the official seal of the Confederacy and was the Confederacy’s motto.
I mean. Man alive. The governor of Mississippi is declaring a Confederate heritage month during a pandemic. How much more proof do you need that we’re at the mercy of a Neo-Confederate death cult?
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) April 6, 2020
Tate Reeves couldn’t be bothered to protect the residents of Mississippi from a deadly virus until it was too late to deny reality but this long-time Lost Cause fetishist did have time to declare a “Confederate Heritage Month.” https://t.co/y2aO288JnM
— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) April 6, 2020