The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce today became the latest business group to call for the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House.
“In 2000, prior to the General Assembly voting to remove the Confederate Flag from atop the S.C. Statehouse dome, the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce was a vocal leader in supporting its removal," said Ted Pitts, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. "We join Governor Nikki Haley in calling for the state legislature to act in an expeditious manner. The business community of South Carolina expects the General Assembly to deal with this issue."
Continued Pitts, "The South Carolina Chamber mourns for those affected by the tragedy in Charleston, and we commend South Carolinians for responding with grace and unity. South Carolina is a great place to live, work and do business. This effort will only make it better.”
As we reported yesterday, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce called for the flag's removal on Monday.