South Carolina Votes To Take Down Confederate Flag From State Capitol

via ibtimes.com
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The Confederate Flag is finally going down in South Carolina.

After the South Carolina Senate approved the bill to remove the Confederate Flag from the state capitol, it was then sent to the South Carolina House of Representatives who also approved the bill early this morning (July 9), after 13 hours of deliberation. The bill will now go before Governor Nikki Haley, who has already publicly expressed her disdain for the flag and is ultimately expected to sign the bill.

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In a statement this morning, Governor Haley stated, “Today, as the Senate did before them, the House of Representatives has served the State of South Carolina and her people with great dignity. I’m grateful for their service and their compassion. It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can all be proud of, a day that truly brings us all together as we continue to heal, as one people and one state.”