Governing in Richmond, the city that served as the capital of the Confederacy, Terry McAuliffe (D) ordered the "Sons of Confederate Veterans" license plates be replaced. He says the timing is just a coincidence and it has nothing to do with the mass murder in Charleston last week.
"This heritage is important for us, I understand the significance of that, Virginia was the capitol of the Confederacy... I understand the significance to our nation, we have a very specific and special role in our country," McAuliffe said. "
"We could not act in Virginia until the U.S. Supreme Court acted last week. That is why we were able to do what we were able to do in Virginia."