In a news conference today in Columbia, South Carolina, Governor Nikki Haley vows to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the Statehouse.
Governor Haley says, “Today we are here in a moment of unity in our state without ill will to say it is time to move the flag from the Capitol grounds.”
There have been renewed calls to remove the flag since photos surfaced showing suspect Dylan Roof displaying the flag. Roof is believed to have enter the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17th and opening fire after attending a Bible study class. Nine people were killed, including Reverend and Senator Clementa Pinckney.