SOUTH CAROLINA: Just Decided What They’re Going To Do With Confederate Flag

Published on July 6, 2015

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.

Read more: Post and Courier


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