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Governor Nikki Haley Signs Bill To Remove Confederate Flag From SC StatehouseGovernor Nikki Haley Signs Bill To Remove Confederate Flag From SC Statehouse
Haley signs a bill to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house grounds in Columbia, South Carolina. Sean Rayford — Getty Images
Haley signs a bill to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house grounds in Columbia, South Carolina. , Sean Rayford — Getty Images
  • Title
    Governor
  • Affiliation
    South Carolina
  • Age
    44

While the most successful Republican pol builds a following by stirring resentment, Haley is proving that Trumpism isn’t the only way. South Carolina’s Indian-American governor was among the earliest in her party to call out the GOP presidential front-runner, warning against “the siren call of the angriest voices”—in a nationally televised State of the Union response, no less. Last summer, following the massacre of nine African Americans in a Charleston church, Haley engineered the removal of the Confederate flag from state capitol grounds, setting off a movement across the South to pack away the charged symbol.

 

An earlier version of this article gave the incorrect age for Nikki Haley.

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