Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman (right) speaks with Jennifer Pinckney, widow of Sen. Clementa Pinckney, soon after senators gave final approval to a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the S.C. State House grounds. Sen. Pinckney was one of nine Charleston churchgoers killed in a June 17 mass murder. Also pictured is The Rev. Kylon Middleton (left).
Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman (right) speaks with Jennifer Pinckney, widow of Sen. Clementa Pinckney, soon after senators gave final approval to a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the S.C. State House grounds. Sen. Pinckney was one of nine Charleston churchgoers killed in a June 17 mass murder. Also pictured is The Rev. Kylon Middleton (left). tglantz@thestate.com BY TRACY GLANTZ
Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman (right) speaks with Jennifer Pinckney, widow of Sen. Clementa Pinckney, soon after senators gave final approval to a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the S.C. State House grounds. Sen. Pinckney was one of nine Charleston churchgoers killed in a June 17 mass murder. Also pictured is The Rev. Kylon Middleton (left). tglantz@thestate.com BY TRACY GLANTZ
The Buzz

The Buzz

A blog from The State's political team of Jamie Self, Avery Wilks, Maayan Schechter and Bristow Marchant.

Live blog: SC House set to debate Confederate flag Wednesday after Senate gives final OK

July 07, 2015 10:16 AM

UPDATED July 07, 2015 09:03 PM

More Videos

Catherine Templeton: 'Henry is no Trump!' 2:43

Catherine Templeton: 'Henry is no Trump!'

South Carolina out of execution drugs 1:12

South Carolina out of execution drugs

South Carolina Gamecocks burn Clemson Tiger during pep rally 1:55

South Carolina Gamecocks burn Clemson Tiger during pep rally

Richland County automotive burglary 1:26

Richland County automotive burglary

Tony Elliott talks improved South Carolina defense 2:14

Tony Elliott talks improved South Carolina defense

USC’s Patrick White explains why sexual harassment often goes unreported 1:56

USC’s Patrick White explains why sexual harassment often goes unreported

South Carolina's updated bowl outlook 1:00

South Carolina's updated bowl outlook

Basketball phenom Zion Williamson is just playing the game 1:05

Basketball phenom Zion Williamson is just playing the game

Sindarius Thornwell talks NBA life, representing South Carolina 2:08

Sindarius Thornwell talks NBA life, representing South Carolina

Frank Martin recaps South Carolina’s play in Conway tournament 1:07

Frank Martin recaps South Carolina’s play in Conway tournament

  • Catherine Templeton: 'Henry is no Trump!'

    Republican Catherine Templeton said she will forgo one benefit of being S.C. governor, if she is elected.