House Democrats Lose Fight to Ban Confederate Flags at The Citadel

, Spencer Irvine, 1 Comment

From Campus Reform:

The U.S. House of Representatives has rejected a Democrat-led effort to withhold ROTC funding from The Citadel unless it removes a Confederate flag on display in its chapel.

According to The Hill, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) advanced a motion late Wednesday night in an attempt to add two amendments to the annual appropriation for defense spending, but the measure was defeated in a party line vote of 181-243, after which the full House approved the underlying authorization bill.

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