GOV. NIKKI HALEY: Just Made A Big Decision About the Confederate Flag In South Carolina

Published on June 22, 2015

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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