When a bunch of Confederate flag dead-enders tried to throw roadblocks in front of the Take It Down measure in South Carolina, it took an emotional speech by a Republican descendent of Jefferson Davis to shame them all.
Rep. Jenny Horne is being widely praised for standing up against the defenders of the flag, which many see as a symbol of racism, lynchings, and segregation.
The white supremacist charged in the June 17 killings of nine black members of a Charleston, S.C. church wrapped himself in the flag.
Horne came to tears as she scolded the Confederate flag loyalists in the State House, all of them fellow Republicans.
“I cannot believe that we do not have the heart in this body to do something meaningful, such as take a symbol of hate off these grounds on Friday,” Horne cried.
She cited the death of the pastor the pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church, State Sen. Clementa Pinckney, one of the nine allegedly shot dead by Dylann Roof, 21, who was formally indicted Tuesday on nine counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder.
It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t without emotion. But I’m so proud of my colleagues for doing the right thing. The Confederate flag is coming down.