Effort to remove Confederate Naval Jack at the Citadel fails in Washington

South Carolina’s only Democratic congressman says The Citadel should remove the Confederate flag from Summerall Chapel.

Sixth District Rep. Jim Clyburn introduced an amendment to deny Federal funding to institutions displaying the flag. He said state lawmakers need to clear the way for removal of the Confederate Naval Jack from the chapel.

The House Armed Services Committee rejected the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act.

State lawmakers removed the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds after the June shooting of nine people at a Charleston church.

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