Pelosi Demands That The Confederate Statues Are Removed From US Capitol

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for all Confederate statues in Congress to be removed.

In a letter to the Library of Congress Pelosi demanded the removal of the 11 Confederate statues on display throughout the Capitol complex , insisting they represent “cruelty and barbarism”.

The letter was sent hot on the heels of President Trump announcing that he would not rename military bases that were named after Confederate leaders.

RT reports: “Monuments to men who advocated cruelty and barbarism to achieve such a plainly racist end are a grotesque affront to these ideals,” Pelosi said, referring to the Confederacy and its drive to preserve chattel slavery in the South.

Their statues pay homage to hate, not heritage. They must be removed.

The statues in question include those of Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephens, the president and vice president of the Confederacy, as well as Civil War soldiers and military leaders – most in Confederate uniforms – such as Robert E. Lee, Joseph Wheeler, Wade Hampton III, James Z. George and Edmund Kirby Smith, among others.

Though the monuments have long been a source of controversy, recent weeks have seen a renewed push to topple the statues in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, with activists deeming them a celebration of racial injustice and inequality. Pelosi’s latest call to take down the statues also comes soon after the US Navy and Marine Corps – as well as NASCAR – moved to ban all public displays of the Confederate flag.

9 Comments

  1. The Civil War was less about slavery and more about money. Lincoln couldn’t borrow nearly as much money if the South seceded, so he had to make sure that didn’t happen.There’s no accurate way to know what happened before our lifetimes…rewriting history can’t be a recent invention.

  2. As a Democrat she would demand complete and total submission .They dont allow any options .Its monopoly of freedom of choice with them Your either with is or against us .

  3. I condemn the Progressives and Democrat Bolshevik’s party’s culture of hatred, crime (including those against the unborn!), corruption, lawlessness and Anti-Americanism. They are low life dooshbags who spit on everything that is great and wonderful about our Country. They continually desecrate the freedom paid for with the Blood of Heroes. They are the enemy within intent on tearing us apart just like Nancy Tore up the State of the Union Speech and Construction early this Year… The Progressive Shitholes that Progressives and Democrat Law makers create are a stain on this Country mm. If Progressives like Nancy want a to Remove Monuments and Statues of the Country’s History, I would say there is a 100% Change that the Country would Repeat the Painful History again. The

  4. How about the statue in the U.S. Capitol to your good pal Robert Byrd?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/caaf2e3b68d601b105ff1e85fc747685708d807b0fa2bf79459229dfad39e606.jpg

    Here’s a couple excerpts from Nutzy Piglosi’s eulogy to the former KKK “exalted cyclops”:

    He had a “commitment to the common good”

    “he would ultimately make America a better place for every American.”

    “he always stood on principle, even when others did not.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8910d382dad241b8cac1e47fee812a4f6c4d0cdb60e4e370fc4fe040d6b7161e.png

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