Would have been nice if Haley took it down before the massacre but whateve!
South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley stared down hate and history this summer, turning an impassioned debate over the Confederate flag into a political launching pad.
Other state figures had faltered when confronting the legacy of the Confederate flag and pushing for its removal. But Haley’s quick call for it to be taken off the capitol grounds in the wake of the Charleston church shooting — a call that culminated in Friday’s ceremony in which hundreds of locals cheered its relocation to a museum — has allowed her to bask in glowing reviews.
“Now there’s more reason to come to this state,” Haley said in an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon. “I am proud to say that it’s a new day in South Carolina.”