CNN: Graham To Call For Removal Of Confederate Flag From S.C. Capitol

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June 22, 2015 1:59 p.m.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will call for the Confederate flag to be removed from the South Carolina Capitol grounds, CNN reported on Monday.

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.

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