As Twitchy reported, South Carolina’s Republican Gov. Nikki Haley received her fair share of Twitter hate after a tearful press conference the morning after the #CharlestonShooting. While many surprisingly criticized Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants, for trying to pass as white, others argued that it was her party affiliation that drove her to defend the flying of the Confederate flag over South Carolina, inferring state support of the Confederacy and slavery.

Has everyone forgotten that rapper Kanye West has claimed the flag as his own? It his now.

Richochet editor Jon Gabriel notes that every national tragedy is followed quickly by a campaign to blame Republicans. For the record, while Kanye West featured the Confederate flag on tour merchandise, Gabriel, a Republican, isn’t attached to it.

Would that be Gov. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings? What was his party again?

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