I'll definitely get back to you on that.
Monday was yet another lesson in the type of clear-eyed, forward-thinking leadership we can expect from the GOP's 2016 candidates. Before news broke Monday morning that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley would call for the removal of the confederate flag from the state capitol, none of the GOP candidates had taken a definitive position calling for its removal.
Here's a sampling of the GOP frontrunners:
"Following a period of mourning, there will rightly be a discussion among leaders in the state about how South Carolina should move forward and I’m confident they will do the right thing."
“I just think before I or anyone else weighs in on anything to do with policy, whether it’s this or any other policy decisions, we should honor the dead and the families by allowing them to bury their loved ones. And then you could perfectly ask me that question at some point in the next week or two when that’s done.”
"I’m very confident that they’re going to make the right choice for the people of South Carolina in a way that all of their people are comfortable with."
Gov. Haley finally called their bluff Monday around 4:15 p.m., saying
: "It's time to move the flag from the Capitol grounds." But as soon as it had become clear earlier today which way the worm was turning, the worms began to turn.
We haven't heard anything new from Marco Rubio on this, but maybe that's because he didn't support
removing the confederate flag from Florida's Capitol in 2001 either:
As a state legislator, Rubio co-sponsored a war monuments preservation bill that would have preserved the Confederate flag's placement on Capitol grounds.
That's the candidate of tomorrow, btw.