Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will call for the Confederate flag to be removed from the South Carolina Capitol grounds, CNN reported on Monday.
Scoop: @LindseyGrahamSC will call today for the confederate flag to be taken down from his state grounds.
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) June 22, 2015
Graham will make the announcement during a press conference at 4 p.m. ET on Monday, according to CNN.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) will also appear at the press conference, and has also reportedly been working on a plan to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol Grounds in Columbia.
After reports that the suspect who shot nine people at a historic black church in Charleston had white supremacist leanings, officials have renewed the debate over whether the state Capitol should fly the Confederate flag. A group of lawmakers and activists, including Democratic Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley, on Monday called for the flag to be removed from the Capitol grounds.