Some Conservatives Angry About Gov. Nikki Haley's Confederate Flag Announcement (Video)

| by Michael Allen

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced on June 22 she wants the Confederate flag removed from the state capitol grounds.

Haley's announcement contradicts her statements during a 2014 debate (video below) when she claimed the flag issue had been fixed with her election.

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"But we really kind of fixed all that when you elected the first Indian-American female governor. When we appointed the first African-American U.S. senator, that sent a huge message," Haley stated in November 2014, noted Talking Points Memo.

According to CNN, the Republican governor said today, "Today, we are here in a moment of unity in our state, without ill will, to say it’s time to move the flag from capitol grounds."

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Haley assured South Carolinians they could still fly Confederate flags on private property. notes that some conservatives slammed Haley's announcement on Twitter:

Nikki Haley is just making sure she gets to be whoever's VP nominee. This isn't profiles in courage #tlot #tcot

@nikkihaley is 1st gen #SouthCarolina who lacks any and all ancestral heritage to the state. #tcot #teaparty #pjnet #ConfederateFlag #gop

@PatDollard @nikkihaley I hope the voters remember this and send her ass packing

Just remember what happened to #RoyBarnes down here in #Georgia when he changed our state flag #Governor Haley #NikkiHaley #ConfederateFlag

If the #ConfederateFlag must come down why not the Gay Rainbow Flag.

South Carolina caved to the #SJW mob. Will said mob move into Georgia and Mississippi to censure the #ConfederateFlag? I doubt it.

If #ConfederateFlag has to be removed for a murderer why the Islamic Society #Mosque Tsarnaev attended in Cambridge, Mass. is still OPEN?!

Several Republicans, some running for president, praised Haley's decision.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker tweeted, "I am glad @nikkihaley is calling for the Confederate flag to come down. I support her decision - SKW."

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, tweeted: "Proud to stand in SC today with @NikkiHaley & SC leaders to call for removal of the Confederate battle flag."

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, another 2016 Republican presidential candidate, tweeted, "Kudos to @nikkihaley and all the SC leaders standing with her for doing the right thing."

Conservative radio host Steve Deace tweeted a different tone, "I wonder what relic of a checkered past need to be removed from Chicago to stop another 1120 people from murdered there this year."

Sources: Talking Points Memo,, Scott Walker/Twitter, Reince Priebus/Twitter, Jeb Bush/Twitter, Steve Deace/Twitter, CNN
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