SC governor calls for Confederate flag to come down


South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday the Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid growing calls for it to be removed.
The Republican’s about-face comes after nine black church members were gunned down, allegedly by a young white man who embraced the flag as a symbol of white supremacy.
“150 years after the end of the Civil War, the time has come,” Haley said after rousing applause, surrounded by Democrats and Republican lawmakers. “That flag, while an integral part of the past, does not represent the future of our great state”
The flag has flown in front of the state capitol for 15 years after being moved from atop the Statehouse dome.
U.S. Sens. Lindsay Graham and Tim Scott, an African-American appointed by Haley, were standing with Haley during her announcement. When she finished, she hugged Scott and South Carolina’s only other black congressman, Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn.

34 thoughts on “SC governor calls for Confederate flag to come down

  1. Alabama heart of the south. Love my land cotton best place in USA to live. Let our flag fly in peace. If u. Were to see a real CSa solider there ass. Would runn and scream

  2. Leave it up!!! It’s a reminder what we do when the Feds overstep their power like they so greatly have! Why do you think they want it down? Round 2 will end differently

  3. I vote for you and every other dumb nigger to go pick cotton again like you used to!! The problem in America today is that American Africans have too many rights….like the right to draw a government check because of the working white man….the right to shoot cops and get away with it….and the right to say that the thirteen stars need to come down. Let me tell ypu somethin you black, ignorant, sorry piece of living flesh you dont like it here in America and you dont like the Confederate flag? Then load a boat and get the hell out of my country!! Take yourself and all of your complaining gorilla looking friends with you when you go!! White people rise up and put these big lip blue gums back where they belong…in a field….or swingin from a tree!!

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