Democrat accuses GOP candidate of ‘promoting hate’ with Confederate flag ad
A Democrat running in South Carolina’s 5th District special election is accusing a Republican vying for the same seat with “promoting hate” in an ad that attacks legislators for voting to remove the Confederate flag from the State House.
Democrat Archie Parnell criticized Republican Sheri Few for an ad that goes after two Republican lawmakers who — like Few — are seeking the GOP congressional nomination.
State Rep. Tommy Pope and former Rep. Ralph Norman, both of York County, voted to remove the flag from the State House grounds in the aftermath of the 2015 Charleston church massacre.
“Two short years ago Democrats and Republicans came together, across party lines, to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds after the 2015 massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston,” said Parnell, a Sumter financial industry adviser and self-described ‘tax expert.’