The fate of the Confederate flag in South Carolina has been decided, and Southerners with a rebel heart aren’t going to like it.
Members of the South Carolina Senate have voted 37-3 to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds.
Sen. Lee Bright, R-Roebuck, objected to giving the bill automatic third reading, which is usually a procedural vote, on Tuesday. For the bill to be sent to the House, it will need a two-thirds vote.
Monday’s three ‘nay’ votes were from Bright, and Sens. Harvey Peeler and Danny Verdin. Plus, for the bill to be amended on third reading, it would need a three-fifths vote.
Senate is scheduled to return Tuesday at 10 a.m.
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