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Democratic candidates speak at King Day rally

6 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Monday, January 18 2016 Jan 18, 2016 January 18, 2016 1:03 PM January 18, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. - All three Democratic presidential candidates are in South Carolina speaking at the state NAACP's rally on the holiday to commemorate civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

Hillary Clinton was the only candidate Monday to discuss at length the Confederate flag that was removed from the capitol grounds last summer. She says South Carolina had to choose between honoring King's legacy or the Confederacy and made the right choice.

Clinton also was the only person to mention the role of Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and the GOP-dominated Legislature in bringing down the rebel banner.

Bernie Sanders says King must be remembered as a dynamic figure who fought for the poor.

Martin O'Malley said King would be ashamed the county has made it harder to vote but easier to buy a gun.

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