Biden VP short-lister Tammy Duckworth open to removing statues of George Washington

Biden VP short-lister Tammy Duckworth open to removing statues of George Washington
Tammy Duckworth (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Biden has said Washington’s likenesses shouldn’t be touched. Could be interesting.]

Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois on Sunday said she would listen to arguments for removing statues of George Washington, seeming to take a step further than former Vice President Joseph R. Biden as she’s rumored to be a potential running mate.

Ms. Duckworth made the comment during a CNN interview in which she blasted President Trump for using a Mount Rushmore speech to spend “more time worried about honoring dead Confederates than he did talking about the lives of 130,000 Americans who lost their lives to COVID-19.”

Pressed on whether the push to remove Confederate statues should extend to forefathers like George Washington, the senator said: “I think we should listen to everybody.”

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“I think we should listen to the argument there,” said Ms. Duckworth told CNN, before pivoting back to Mr. Trump’s speech in South Dakota on Friday.

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