Just weeks after the shooting death of nine members of a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the state’s House has finally approved a bill to remove the confederate flag from state grounds. What took Bree Newsome one day to do, took a bunch of people weeks to figure out it was the right thing to go. Go ‘Murica!
The vote came early Thursday morning after 13 hours of back and forth debate , the Associated Press reports.
The House approved the Senate bill by a two-thirds margin and it will now go to Gov. Nikki Haley for signing.
“It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can all be proud of, a day that truly brings us all together as we continue to heal, as one people and one state,” Haley said in a statement.
— James E. Clyburn (@Clyburn) July 9, 2015