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Thursday, October 27, 2016

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Calls For Confederate Flag To Come Down

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Calls For Confederate Flag To Come Down

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley spoke in Charleston Monday afternoon, and called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state capitol lawn, where it has flown since 1962.

Haley acknowledged that while the flag was a symbol from South Carolina’s past, it had no place in its future.

She said, further, that no action would be taken against those who wished to display the flag on private property.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who said on Friday that the flag was “part of who we are,” was expected join her, but did not speak at the press conference.

Haley announced that she will call the state legislature, who will make the final decision whether or not to remove the flag.

You can watch the press conference below.

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  • Dominick Vila

    I have considered SC Gov. Nikki Haley a chew in for the Nr. 2 spot in the GOP 2016 presidential ticket. After her courageous stand on the confederate flag issue, whatever doubts I had about her candidacy have vanished. Needless to say, having her on the GOP ticket is much more valuable than all the pseudo scandals attributed to Hillary Clinton, and it is likely to split the female vote, and introduce a candidate with relevant gubernatorial management experience.

    • Daniel Jones

      Except for one problem–she’s about to take a WORLD of flak from South Carolinian and interstate Republicans.

      She’ll never make the ballot.

      • Dominick Vila

        She is going to take a lot of heat from the far right in Southern states, but that is likely to enhance her image, a fact the GOP establishment is unlikely to ignore.

        • Bob Eddy

          They won’t ignore it. They will tout it to their largest base.

    • Bob Eddy

      Your making the same mistake John McCain made with Sara Palin…Assuming all female candidates are the same and that women would not consider a candidates positions just because she is female. No, I don’t think putting Haley on the ticket would split the vote. She is still a foe of women’s reproductive rights. She is still willing to take food out of the mouths of children and give to a corporation, and to my knowledge she has still refused to extend Medicaid and would vote to recind the insurance of those who are covered for the first time because of the ACA. In other words, just another republican sans a y chromosome.

  • sikathelibsheet

    Just another sellout to appease the whiny minority opposed to the flag.

    • SecludedCompound

      Actually, according to every poll, the vast majority of people oppose using public premises to display the traitor flag.