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.

The call to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse came after it was revealed that alleged shooter Dylann Roof, 21, was racially motivated when he opened fire during a Bible study meeting at the Emanuel AME Church on June 17.

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  • Guy

    This flag needs to be put in a museum as a reminder of what this atrocious thing stood for. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.