I’m concerned as a member of the Charleston delegation and speaking on behalf of the people in Charleston, this (confederate) flag offends my friend Mia McLeod, my friend John King, my friend Reverend (state Rep. Joe) Neal …
I cannot believe that we do not have the heart in this body to do something meaningful, such as take a symbol of hate off these grounds on Friday. And if any of you vote to amend, you are ensuring that this flag will fly beyond Friday. And for the widow of Senator Pinckney and his two young daughters that would be adding insult to injury, and I will not be a part of it. –South Carolina State Rep. Jenny Horne
The despicable confederate flag is coming down from the state grounds in South Carolina.
The South Carolina House of Representatives, in the wee hours of this morning, followed the state senate’s action and passed the bill to take down that flag.
Gov. Nikki Haley signed the bill into law just a few moments ago. The flag will be removed from state grounds tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.
Watch the bill signing below.
Courtesy PBS NewsHour