South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott will come out against the Confederate flag according to a Republican with knowledge of the Senator’s decision. The information was first reported by Schuyler Kropf of the Post and Courier. Sen. Scott is expected to call for the flag to be removed from the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse along with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
The announcement is expected to be made at a 4 p.m. press conference at the South Carolina statehouse. Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to be at the press conference as well.
Over the weekend, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney put out a strongly worded tweet against the flag, which is flying on the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse. Currently momentum is building against the flag after nine African Americans were murdered at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC last Wednesday.