SC Statehouse Confederate Flag Gets 1 Vote Closer To Removal
After a 37-3 vote Monday, it seems likely the bill that would remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Capitol will pass the Senate.By Ben Lawson | July 6, 2015
The proposal to have the Confederate Flag removed from the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol still has one more reading to go in the state Senate, but the results of a vote Monday look pretty conclusive.
The effort to have the flag removed once seemed like a long shot but with an overwhelming 37-3 vote, the proposal seems likely to make it to the South Carolina House of Representatives.
The debate over removing the Confederate battle flag resurfaced after a racially motivated shooting in a Charleston church killed nine people.