Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Friday he would welcome discourse over lowering a Confederate flag near his state’s capitol building.Graham’s remarks followed an emotional vigil that evening in Charleston, S.C., for nine people killed in a mass shooting at a church there earlier this week.He reversed course following the ceremony, after arguing earlier Friday he would support the symbol remaining at full-mast outside the state capitol building in Columbia, S.C.“I think it’s a debate that needs to happen,” Graham said of the flag’s future status, according to Fusion.“We’ll take it up in January,” he added of South Carolina lawmakers. “We’ll see what they want to do.”
Of course, that doesn’t really go anywhere toward a positive result, since we know “what they want to do” on the flag — continue to ignore it.
But it’s a half-step. I look forward to our senior senator moving a little more toward doing the actual right thing.