Jul 09 2015

Graham Applauds South Carolina State Legislature's Vote to Take Down 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 Legislature’s vote in favor of removing the Confederate Battle Flag from Statehouse grounds.

“This is a historic day in South Carolina. I want to congratulate the leadership and members of the South Carolina State Legislature for voting to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from Statehouse grounds and put it in a museum. After the horrific tragedy in Charleston, our state could have gone down one of two paths – division or reconciliation. I am thankful we chose the path of reconciliation.

“To the families of the Charleston Nine, you are the true heroes of this historic moment in South Carolina. To all the members of the state legislature and Governor Haley, I say well done.”