Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee said Sunday that removing the Confederate flag, which he called a symbol of bigotry, racial hatred, and inequality, "is simply not enough."
This week South Carolina's Governor Nikki Haley, R-S.C., called on the state legislature to remove the flag, but Cummings said that action alone is not enough and much more needs to be done in this country on race.
In the wake of the mass shooting in South Carolina, the flag's removal would represent "a major thing that has to happen, and it will happen, I agree," he said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "And I applaud the folks in South Carolina for doing that. I also applaud the governor of Alabama for doing what he's done, taking down the flag. But that is simply not enough."