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Nancy Pelosi is adamant: Statues honoring Confederates in the Capitol have got to go

Added 06-12-20 04:22:03pm EST - “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to remove 11 statues with links to the Confederacy from the halls of Congress, an idea that so far has met little resistance from Republicans or anyone else.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Nancy Pelosi is adamant: Statues honoring Confederates in the Capitol have got to go”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to remove 11 statues with links to the Confederacy from the halls of Congress, an idea that so far has met little resistance from Republicans or anyone else.

While some argue that taking down these statues ensures that the nation’s past issues with racism aren’t glorified, others maintain in doing so would be an attempt to deny history, as flawed as it is.

Here are some of the figures from history who are likely on the list to be sacked from the hallowed halls of American icons, along with the date they were installed and their description as provided by the Architect of the Capitol.

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Davis served the nation in many positions before being appointed president of the Confederate States during the Civil War, including Secretary of War, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a member of the U.S. Senate.

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