A South Carolina Senator is making headlines after being pictured dressed as a confederate soldier and posing with two Black men dressed as slaves.
A Republican women’s conference took place last weekend in Charleston, South Carolina and during the event they ladies held their traditional “A Southern Experience” party.
During the event Senate President Pro-tempore Glenn McConnell was photographed in a traditional confederate soldier uniform with two Black men wearing “historical garb.”
The pictures were found by FitsNews blogger Will Folks who discovered the photos on a Facebook page.
Additional pictures were found including one of Senator McConnell on the dance floor in the uniform while other guests are seen in formal attire.
He has since released a statement on the photos saying,
“It was a friendly photograph…It’s a great statement as to how far this state has come.”
He also added,
“Receive it in the spirit it was presented that evening,” but refused to apologize.