Nikki Haley clarifies her comments about the Civil War, acknowledging slavery as a cause.
She emphasizes the importance of freedom of speech, religion, and personal choice.
Haley faces backlash for suggesting the Civil War was about government interference in freedoms.
A voter criticized her for not mentioning slavery in her initial response.
Haley defended her stance on government's role in securing people's rights.
Democrats and President Biden highlight Haley's remarks on social media.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' campaign criticizes Haley's response as embarrassing.
Haley's complicated history with the Confederacy, defending states' rights and Confederate symbols.
She called for the removal of the Confederate flag after the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.