South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, flanked by other political leaders, announced on Monday that she will ask the state legislature to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol in the wake of last week’s deadly Charleston church shooting.
July 4th is just around the corner. It will be fitting that our state Capitol will soon fly the flags of our country & state, and no others.
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) June 22, 2015
However, Haley’s announcement was hedged, including language that stopped short of condemning the flag, and in fact, defended its place in South Carolina’s heritage, even as she declared it too divisive to remain atop the capitol building: Read more…