After much controversy over the Confederate flag being flown in the South Carolina capitol, Governor Nikki Haley has finally made a decision.
Amid shouts of ‘Thank you, governor!’ South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday that it was time for her state to remove a Confederate battle flag that flies high above the state capitol’s grounds.
And if her state’s legislature fails to act, she said, she will call them back for a special legislative session to force the issue.
‘For many people in our state, the flag stands for traditions that are noble,’ Haley said in a nod to the deep south’s history.
‘At the same time for many others in South Carolina, the flag is a deeply offensive symbol of a brutally oppressive past. We do not need to declare a winner and a loser here.’
‘It’s time to move the flag from the Capitol grounds,’ she said. ‘This is a moment in which we can say that the flag, while an integral part of our past, does not represent the future of our great state.’
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