RNC joins call to remove Confederate flag
© Greg Nash

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Monday afternoon added his voice to a swiftly growing list of Republicans calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of South Carolina’s state house.

“Now is the time to do what is right, and I support the call by Governor [Nikki] Haley and South Carolina leaders to remove the Confederate battle flag from state house grounds,” Priebus said in the statement.

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South Carolina Sens. Lindsey Graham (R) and Tim Scott (R) voiced a similar opinion earlier Monday, along with Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.).

“Our future must be better than our past,” Priebus’ statement continued. “We are not meant to be a country divided by racial tensions; we are meant to be a country that stands united.”