Just after 1 a.m. last night, South Carolina's House of Representatives voted to take the Confederate flag off their statehouse. This is one of the speeches that made that happen.
The decision was made so late at night because there had been hours of debate over amendments to the bill that would have delayed the flag's removal indefinitely if they'd decided to amend. In the video above, Rep. Jenny Horne puts her colleagues on blast, saying:
"If we amend this bill, we are telling the people of Charleston, 'We don't care about you. We do not care that somebody used this symbol of hate to slay (nine) innocent people who were worshiping their God'... And for the widow of Sen. Pinckney and his two young daughters, that would be adding insult to injury, and I will not be a part of it."
Jenny Horne says in her speech that she is a descendent of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederacy during the Civil War. She knows all about loving her heritage and how delicious sweet tea is, but she is done with all this bullsh*t talking and the flag has got to go! It's great to see a South Carolinian stepping up and saying what she believes is right.