Lawmaker sends Confederate Christmas card to colleagues

COLUMBIA, S.C. (FOX News) - A South Carolina lawmaker sent out a Christmas card featuring a photo of the Confederate flag that was removed this year from the Statehouse to his Republican colleagues, suggesting they use the holiday to "ask for forgiveness of all your sins such as betrayal."

Rep. Chris Corley said the card was a political statement to his fellow Republicans meant as a joke in his smart-aleck style. Democrats and others on his Christmas card list will get one with a picture of his children.

"If somebody's feelings are legitimately hurt about that Christmas card, I think that might speak more to their conscience than the content of the card," the Republican from Graniteville said.

Lawmakers voted in July to remove the Confederate flag that had flown on the Capitol grounds for 50 years in response to the fatal shooting of nine black parishioners in a Charleston church. The suspect in the shooting was seen in photos posing with the rebel banner.

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