Establishment darling Nikki Haley caught major flak last Friday after she told conservative radio host Glenn Beck that the Confederate flag symbolized “service, sacrifice and heritage.”
She argued that Dylann S. Roof — the perpetrator of this atrocity — “hijacked” the flag’s symbolism.
Roof posed with the flag in several photos of the Confederate flag before killing 9 parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015.
During the podcast interview, Haley paid homage to the people who Roof slaughtered, calling them “amazing people.”
Nevertheless, the Left pounced on this interview and decided to use part of her comment to attack her online.
“Here is this guy who comes out with his manifesto, holding the Confederate flag and had just hijacked everything that people thought of,” she said on the podcast. “We don’t have hateful people in South Carolina. There’s always the small minority who are always going to be there, but people saw it as service, sacrifice and heritage. But once he did that, there was no way to overcome it.”
Immediately, her comments got people on social media riled up.
“Really, Nikki?!” Michael Steele, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, tweeted. He added that Roof “inherited” the meaning of the Confederate flag.