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Pelosi Demands Confederate Statues Be Torn Down - Then The Truth About Her Comes Out

No monument honoring any historical figure from the Confederacy should remain standing on Capitol Hill, the top-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives declared this week.

“The Confederate statues in the halls of Congress have always been reprehensible,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said. “If Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy, I call upon (House) Speaker (Paul) Ryan to join Democrats to remove the Confederate statues from the Capitol immediately.”

The California lawmaker’s spokesman, Drew Hammill, added: “Whether it’s the adulation of Confederate statues, the hiring of white supremacists as staff in the White House, or his confusion in knowing right from wrong, true from false, or American patriotism from white nationalism, Democrats are united in continuing to hold President Trump accountable for his actions and statements.”

The New York Times noted that some congressional Democrats disagree with Pelosi’s strategy. They argue that the focus should be on Trump’s controversial remarks regarding the violence at an Aug. 12 white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer accused the administration of “trying to divert attention away from the president’s refusal to unequivocally and full-throatedly denounce white supremacy, neo-Nazism and other forms of bigotry.”

Recent national surveys have shown that most people reject racism and groups like the Ku Klux Klan. However, the pollsters get mixed responses when they ask whether Confederate symbols like flags and statues should be removed from government grounds. A poll by Marist, National Public Radio and “PBS NewsHour” found that although 40 percent of African-Americans wanted the monuments removed, 44 percent expressed the opposite view.

Some Democrats planning to be candidates in next year’s midterm congressional elections are wondering which position to take. Trump has made clear where he stands. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” he tweeted.

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, a possible contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, plans to sponsor legislation calling for all Confederate statues to be taken out of the Capitol. Schumer stayed on message, telling reporters: “While it is critical that we work towards the goal of Senator Cory Booker’s legislation, we must continue to denounce and resist President Trump for his reprehensible actions.”

Townhall pointed out that during Pelosi’s tenure as House speaker from 2007-11, she did not advocate removing the statues. According to Inquisitr, her father (Thomas D’Alesandro Jr.) defended Confederate monuments when he was mayor of Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reported that at a ceremony dedicating a statue of Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson in 1948, D’Alesandro proclaimed: “Today, with our nation beset by subversive groups and propaganda which seeks to destroy our national unity, we can look for inspiration to the lives of Lee and Jackson to remind us to be resolute and determined in preserving our sacred institutions.”

The Maryland city’s current mayor, Catherine Pugh, recently ordered the removal of statues commemorating Lee, Jackson and two other Confederate officials. Pugh called the symbols “offensive to many people in this nation.”

Source: Inquisitr, The New York Times
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