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the confederate flag is coming off the grounds of the south carolina state , nnnnn south carolina's republican governor nikki haley signing into law thursday a bill removing the confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds , and on friday the banner will come down we will bring it down with dignity , and we will make sure that it is put in its rightful place , that moves following a raucous late night debate in the legislature wednesday i full throated appeal from republican south carolina state representative jenny horn laying bare the emotions behind the move i have heard and no , about heritage i have a heritage i'm a lifelong self here lenient i am a descendant of jefferson davis , okay but that does not matter it's not about jenny lauren , it's about the people of south carolina nnnnn , images of the alleged shooter posing with a confederate flag stoking the battle over the banner in the wake of the massacre , the debate about the flag also unexpectedly reaching the u. s. congress on thursday leaders in the house abruptly canceling a vote on a measure that republican slipped into a spending bill that would allow the confederate battle flag to be flown in federal cemeteries after an outcry by democrats on the house floor don't republicans understand that the confederate battle flag is an insult house speaker john boehner trying to ease the tension saying he wanted a bipartisan discussion on how to move forward on the issue adding that he did not want the future the flag to become a political football