South Carolina Threatens To Secede From The Union If Confederate Flag is Removed
South Carolina Threatens To Secede From Union If Confederate Flag is Removed
South Carolina – Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina, has announced that she is in support of removing the confederate flag from the state’s capitol grounds following the recent shooting that occurred in Charleston, South Carolina.
Haley has supported the existence of the flag on capitol grounds in the past however recent events has prompted her to change her mind and focus on what is best for South Carolina. Charleston’s Mayor, Joseph P. Riley also believes the flag should be removed as it is part of history and should no longer represent the modernization of South Carolina.
“The time has come for the Confederate battle flag to move from a public position in front of the state Capitol to a place of history,” Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley said at a televised news conference. The flag “was appropriated years and years ago as a symbol of hate,” Riley said, and should be moved to a museum.
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