The fight over Confederate statues is coming to the U.S. Capitol. There are 12 statues commemorating Confederate leaders in the National Statuary Hall Collection on Captiol Hill, including those of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Lee.
Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is calling on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to join Democrats in supporting legislation to remove all Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol in the wake of the deadly events in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“The halls of Congress are the very heart of our democracy,” the California Democrat said in a Thursday statement. “The statues in the Capitol should embody our highest ideals as Americans, expressing who we are and who we aspire to be as a nation.”
“The Confederate statues in the halls of Congress have always been reprehensible,” Pelosi added. “If Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy, I call upon Speaker Ryan to join Democrats to remove the Confederate statues from the Capitol immediately.”
Pelosi noted that the Democrats, when they controlled the House, oversaw the removal of a Lee statue from Statuary Hall, where a monument to the civil rights hero Rosa Parks now sits.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus also called for their removal after the hate groups said they had gathered in Charlottesville to protest the taking down of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s statue in a city park.
“We will never solve America’s race problem if we continue to honor traitors who fought against the United States in order to keep African-Americans in chains. By the way, thank god, they lost,” Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) told ABC News on Wednesday.
“The statues in the Capitol should embody our highest ideals as Americans, expressing who we are and who we aspire to be as a nation,” she said.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) August 17, 2017
This is starting to be a scary attempt to remove history and anything potentially offensive. What Pelosi doesn’t get is that radical Antifa would call her a Nazi too. In fact, everyone who is not them is.