House votes to remove Capitol’s Confederate statues

House votes to remove Capitol’s Confederate statues
Nancy Pelosi (Image: Twitter screen grab)

[Ed. – Now if as many current Democrats could be removed from the Capitol we’d really be getting somewhere.]

The House passed legislation Tuesday night to remove Confederate statues and artwork that are present in the U.S. Capitol.

The vote was 285-120. Sixty-seven Republicans voted with Democrats in support of the legislation while 120 Republicans voted against it. Before the vote, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy addressed his support for the resolution, saying all the statues are of Democrats and that the party should consider changing its name.

In June 2020, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced she ordered four paintings of Speakers who served in the Confederacy to be removed from the U.S. Capitol. Top of Form

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There are still a number of statues of men with a connection to the Confederacy on display in the Capitol. North Carolina sent a statue of Zebulon Vance to be displayed, Florida sent a statue of Edmund Kirby Smith, the last Confederate general to surrender. …

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