Democrats in the South Carolina House continued Wednesday to attack the Republican-generated state sovereignty bill that arrived there Tuesday. The House passed a similar measure last year. The Senate passed their own this month which then went to the House.
Orangeburg Democrat Gilda Cobb-Hunter, a former minority leader, held the floor during Wednesday’s session. She says she has a problem with states’ rights arguments, that it made her think of the South’s earlier opposition to integration.
(Cobb-Hunter on states’ rights MP3 1:07)
One Republican who appeared to oppose the House’s debate of the bill was Michael Thompson of Anderson County. Cobb-Hunter thanked Thompson for his openness, acknowledging that it’s his last year in the House.
(Thompson and Cobb-Hunter Mp3 2:38)