In wake of hate crime, South Carolina Republicans decide to respond to calls for Confederate battle flag to come down

If you want to credit anybody here, credit the families of the victims and the church members who displayed Christianity and love… The politicians followed their moral authority.

— Republican Lindsey Graham, the senior United States Senator from South Carolina, acknowledging that his progressive constituents are the ones who showed leadership in demanding the removal of the Confederate battle flag that flies in front of the state’s capital (via The New York Times).