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  1. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley issued the following statement on Facebook:
  2. Several social-media users cheered her words ...
  3. Thank you Governor Haley. Hate will never win!
  4. Amen! I'm proud to be a South Carolinian this morning!
  5. It was grueling, but I'm so thankful they pulled together to do the right thing. #takeitdown
  6. You are a fantastic leader who stands for what is right no matter what. I love how you lead and hope you will lead our country one day.
  7. ... but others were outraged.
  8. Treason. Listen to me very carefully, people of South Carolina: do not let that flag come down. The future of this nation is at hand, and it starts with you.
  9. You have traded your principles in the hope of votes. You will not succeed. Sad for America.
  10. Whatever! All you y'all are trying to do is bury history! Y'all may not like it but it needs to be known and learned!!!!!!
  11. Check out some photos from the scene:
  12. And here it is: the House Speaker actually signing off on the bill that removes the confederate flag from the state house grounds.
    And here it is: the House Speaker actually signing off on the bill that removes the confederate flag from the state house grounds.
  13. Make no mistake, this lady, Gilda Cobb-Hunter (@gcobbhunter) is SC's confederate flag-slayer.
    Make no mistake, this lady, Gilda Cobb-Hunter (@gcobbhunter) is SC's confederate flag-slayer.
  14. The victorious Dem caucus (Sen Todd Rurherford up front, House members surrounding), celebrating passage of bill to remove Confederate battle flag.
    The victorious Dem caucus (Sen Todd Rurherford up front, House members surrounding), celebrating passage of bill to remove Confederate battle flag.
  15. The media awaits ... After SC House finally passes a clean bill to take down the confederate flag.
    The media awaits ... After SC House finally passes a clean bill to take down the confederate flag.
  16. Not backing down. Republican SC state Rep. Michael A. Pitts denied he is trying to kill the confederate flag removal bill, says "I am for taking that flag down if it hearts the heart of people like you (meaning black people)," but says "I want my heritage respected too." #SCFlagDebate
    Not backing down. Republican SC state Rep. Michael A. Pitts denied he is trying to kill the confederate flag removal bill, says "I am for taking that flag down if it hearts the heart of people like you (meaning black people)," but says "I want my heritage respected too." #SCFlagDebate
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