The fight over Confederate statues is an old one that has been ignited by recent events and the seeming uprise of White Supremacy groups since the election of President Trump. Although some view Confederate statues as part of American history that need to be preserved, Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) feels otherwise. At least when it comes to the ones in the Capitol.
I will be introducing a bill to remove Confederate statues from the US Capitol building. This is just one step. We have much work to do.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 17, 2017
In a statement to Huffington Post, Senator Booker said, “Individuals who were treasonous to the United States, who took up arms against their own country, and inflicted catastrophic death and suffering among U.S. citizens, should not be afforded such a rare honor in their sacred space. The Capitol is a place for all Americans to come and feel welcomed, encouraged, and inspire. Confederate statues do the opposite. They are, unequivocally, not only statues of treasonous Americans, but are symbolic to some who seek to revise history and advance hate and division.”
We could not have said it any better. You can read the full article on Huffington Post here.