Democrat Senator Proposes Removal of All Confederate Statues From US Capitol Building

Push to Remove Confederate Statues Draws Mixed Emotions

Push to Remove Confederate Statues Draws Mixed Emotions

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) announced he would be introducing legislation on removing the dozen or so Confederate statues at the Capitol. "We have much work to do".

Trump's tweets appeared to be aimed at decisions by cities such as Charlottesville, Va., and Baltimore to remove statues and monuments connected with Civil War generals and other figures.

"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our attractive statues and monuments", he said in a series of tweets.

Pelosi's statement comes as another statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was defaced Thursday, this time at a chapel on the campus of Duke University in North Carolina.

Booker did not give any sort of timeline as to when he will be introducing the bill. "You can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish! Also the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!"

Officials in places like North Carolina and Kentucky have spoken out publicly against Confederate monuments, saying they want some statues removed. Each state got to pick two people to represent in the Statuary Hall, which contains 100 statues total.

"The Confederate statues in the halls of Congress have always been reprehensible", Ms. Pelosi said, putting pressure on the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, to act. "They called themselves the Confederate States of America".

Activists expressed interest and support for removing statues honoring Confederate soldiers and the MS state flag, which includes a Confederate symbol, after the June 2015 massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, where Dylann Roof, a white supremacist who was photographed with Confederate memorabilia, killed nine black Americans during a church prayer service.

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