I wonder if Gov. Nikki Haley had it in her heart all along to remove the Confederate flag, but Republican politics prevented her from speaking up until it was safe to do so.

By the same token, I wonder if she feels in her heart the harm she is causing the thousands of South Carolinians who do not have Medicaid, and again Republican politics are preventing her from speaking up.

Is she waiting for some dire statistical report about illnesses and deaths before she thinks it is safe to extend this care to those who truly need it?

David Hirschhorn

Green Path Lane

Mount Pleasant