Nikki Haley Says Dylann Roof ‘Hijacked’ Confederate Flag: Was Seen As ‘Service, Sacrifice, Heritage’ Symbol Before Shooting

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, appeared to claim that mass shooter Dylann Roof “hijacked” the Confederate flag, and that it was seen as “service, and sacrifice, and heritage” before the 2015 Charleston Church Shooting, during an interview with the Blaze’s Glenn Beck this week.

Media Matters researcher Jason Campbell posted a clip from the interview on Twitter Friday.

On the topic of the shooting, Haley said, “South Carolina fell to her knees when this happened. This is one of the oldest African-American churches. These twelve people were amazing people, they love their church, they love their family, they love their community.”

“And here is this guy that comes out with this manifesto, holding the Confederate flag,
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