First Female Governor In S.C. Weirdly Defended The Confederate Flag

An interesting point of view.

Nikki Haley is up for re-election in South Carolina. So, naturally, she needs to address the issue of the confederate flag, which still flies on the Statehouse lawn.

This week, she did. 

"Over the last three and half years I spent a lot of my days on the phone with CEOs and recruiting jobs to this state," Haley said. "And I can honestly say I have not had one conversation with a CEO about the confederate flag."

It seems Haley's position holds that people don't really care about the flag, and it is simply a part of the South Carolina history. Her democratic opponent, Vincent Sheehan, insisted the flag be retired to a museum.

Haley responded by citing herself, an Indian-American female governor, and Tim Scott,  the first African American U.S. senator, as examples of South Carolina putting its racist history in the past. But her comments about CEOs left everyone scratching their heads. 

Steve French, an independent candidate up for the governor's race, had a different perspective. He referenced an "MIT friend" of his who wants to start a business, just not in South Carolina.

"He still thinks of South Carolina being this backwoods, good ol' boy network," French said.

What do you think? Should South Carolina continue to use the Confederate flag? Let us know in the comments. 


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