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Monday, June 22, 2015

Any comment, Congressman Wilson?

Fair play to SC Governor Nikki Haley, who said if the legislature will not tackle removing the Confederate battle flag from the state house grounds during a coming short session, she will call them back in special session.

The governor was flanked by Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus; US Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott; and congressmen James Clyburn and Mark Sanford, among other leaders. It did not appear that the state's five other Republican congressmen were there, though: Trey Gowdy, Jeff Duncan, Tom Rice, Mick Mulvaney and Joe ("You lie!") Wilson.

Wilson's absence might be understandable. He was one of seven state senators who voted against taking the battle flag down from the state house dome in 2000. He is a past member of the racist Sons of Confederate Veterans group. And when Senator Strom Thurmond's illegitimate African-American daughter made her existence public, he called it a smear.

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