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Confederate flag in Iowa parade has GOP leader upset

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MARION COUNTY (KWWL) -

An Iowa GOP leader is upset about the use of a Confederate flag at an Iowa parade.

Owen Golay had the flag on his truck that pulled the Marion County Republican Party float in a 4th of July parade.

"I'm embarrassed. I'm disgusted. I shake my head, and I am absolutely more resolved than I have ever been that I will not tolerate this," said Iowa GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. "This is a matter of standing up for what you believe in, standing up for a part of history. This is not hate. This is not racism," said Golay.

Golay and his wife have resigned from the county party's central committee.

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