Well, she seems nice (boldface mine):
Catherine Templeton made waves in her first public forum as gubernatorial candidate by saying she is “proud of the Confederacy” and pledged “we’re not going to rewrite history” by removing Confederate monuments…
Templeton, a former two-time state agency head running in her first campaign, spoke Tuesday at a Republican town hall meeting in Pickens County, a conservative area bordering North Carolina and Georgia with the state’s smallest percentage of black residents.
A man who identified himself as a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans asked Templeton about her views on “Southern heritage and Southern defense” after other states have removed monuments and memorials….
“Not on my watch. I don’t think there’s anything else to say about it,” Templeton said. “You cannot rewrite history. I don’t care whose feelings it hurts. You cannot rewrite history.
“We’re standing on the shoulders of giants in South Carolina,” she added. “And it’s why we are who we are, where we are. And I very much respect the men who gave their homes, their fortunes and their lives to put us in this position. Fortunately, we have a law, too, that protects us, and I’m sure it will be enforced.”
…“I’ve already said and mean it from the bottom of my heart that I’m proud to be from South Carolina, I’m proud of the Confederacy. But I’m not going to second guess what the people in the Statehouse did when I wasn’t there,” she continued. “I live in Charleston, and I drive by Mother Emanuel on a daily basis. And a bad person took something that’s dear to us, took our heritage and turned it into hate. And I think we acted as a result.”
“I am who I am because of my ancestors,” Templeton told The Post and Courier. “I’m proud of my family, and that doesn’t make me a racist. History may make us uncomfortable, but it made us who we are.”
Yep, your ancestors made you an asshole.
An aside: Democrats, being the Most Incompetent Political Party in Recorded History™, aren’t running any candidates for governor. But, really, the problem is the internet dirtbag left. Or something.