Nancy Pelosi Calls For The Immediate Removal Of 11 Confederate Statues Located Inside Congress

Nancy Pelosi Calls For The Immediate Removal Of 11 Confederate Statues Located Inside Congress

#Roommates, the Confederate memorabilia in the U.S. continues to be on its way out. Following acts of removal by the U.S. Marine Corps, University of Alabama and NASCAR—it appears that Congress could be next on the list to finally do away with Confederate statues and flags. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi just announced that she wants all of the Confederate statues removed immediately, while noting their extremely racist past.

@ABCNews reports, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially called for the removal of almost a dozen Confederate statues located inside the halls of Congress—in an effort to take down all reminders of America’s racist history as relates to the Confederacy following the national outcry over the death of George Floyd.

In a letter to the Joint Committee on the Library, which is a House-Senate panel that manages the National Statuary Hall Collection, Pelosi asked Senator Roy Blunt and Rep. Zoe Lofgren to direct the Architect of the Capitol to “immediately” start removing 11 statues of men associated with the Confederacy from display in the Capitol complex.

In an official statement, Nancy Pelosi said the following of the proposed removal:

“While I believe it is imperative that we never forget our history lest we repeat it, I also believe that there is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or places of honor across the country.”

She further stated that “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. Monuments to men who advocated cruelty and barbarism to achieve such a plainly racist end are a grotesque affront to these ideals.”

Pelosi’s request comes as Democrats plan to introduce a bill that would take down the statues in the Capitol and either send them to the states that commissioned them, or give them to the Smithsonian.


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