Jul 06 2015

Graham Statement on South Carolina Senate Vote to Remove Confederate Battle Flag

Contact: Kevin Bishop (864) 250-1417 or Lorcan Connick (202) 224-5972

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement on the South Carolina Senate’s 37-3 vote to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from State House grounds.

The South Carolina House of Representatives will now take up the bill.

“The overwhelming bipartisan vote by the South Carolina State Senate was the right and necessary thing to do for the future of our state. The Senate’s decision will allow us to go forward as a state more united and with the realization that all of us must come together after the horrific tragedy in Charleston. The next step is for the South Carolina House of Representatives to act, and I believe they will act in a similarly responsible manner.”