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The House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would remove all statues of former confederate leaders and generals from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

As The Hill reports:

The House passed legislation on Tuesday that would remove artwork from the Capitol that honors people with legacies of defending slavery, including by serving the Confederacy.

The 285-120 vote was bipartisan, but it split Republicans. A minority of 67 Republicans joined with all Democrats in support, while 120 voted against it.

“We ought not to forget history. We must learn from history. But we ought not to honor that which defiled the principles for which we think we stand,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the bill’s primary author. “It’s time to remove those symbols of slavery, segregation and sedition from these halls.”

120 Republicans voted against the bill, with some warning that removing the statues could begin a slippery slope which could lead to other historical figures being removed as well.

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graceythecat
graceythecat
2 months ago

These panty wastes should remove all democrats from office for being such kkk, jim crow, racists period. It was the democrats that prolonged racism in America. period.

David
David
2 months ago
Reply to  graceythecat

I second that vote can I get a yea or nea from anyone and everyone

KMc
KMc
2 months ago
Reply to  David

Agree 100%. Remember some of our distant kin fought for the south. That doesn’t make us racist. If war broke out now I wouldn’t be fighting for the Union. That would mean fighting for liberalism which is BS!

guest
guest
2 months ago
Reply to  David

yea !

Northwest
Northwest
2 months ago
Reply to  graceythecat

They still are calling everyone else racist. Always the race card

Betty Carver
Betty Carver
2 months ago
Reply to  graceythecat

Amen!! This makes me really angry!!! We don’t want our history demolished and erased. How much more of this hypocrisy are we going to have to endure before we patriots stand up and fight for our country and its history! Is it going to take another civil war???😠

Charles T Celentano
Charles T Celentano
2 months ago
Reply to  Betty Carver

Yes I’m afraid we are heading for another civil war or a Revolution! Either way, we need to get our Country back on the right path!

David
David
2 months ago

All the statues proposed for removal are of Democrats.

Jean
Jean
2 months ago
Reply to  David

HISTORY IS HISTORY !! WHY NOT JUST TAKE THE STATUE’S OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR THE UNION AS WELL !! MAKE IT FAIR !!!

Jean
Jean
2 months ago
Reply to  Jean

They will. They are communist. To them, the entire history of America is racist.

Suzanne
Suzanne
2 months ago
Reply to  Jean

HEAR HERE

rich
rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Jean

they only want statues of black american’s who are drug addicts and are killed by a white cop who was only doing his job something the perp never had

Common Sense
Common Sense
2 months ago
Reply to  David

I want to know where these extremely expensive works of art go? I’m guessing into someone’s private collection!

Joey
Joey
2 months ago

Remove all history so the democrats can repeat it.

maxibaby
maxibaby
2 months ago
Reply to  Joey

OH…….THAT’S…….GOOOOOOD! 👍🤜🤛

stephen schwam
stephen schwam
2 months ago
Reply to  Joey

they never stopped as I said above. poverty rates in Dem controlled cities is higher than R controlled. same with states.

Nona
Nona
1 month ago
Reply to  Joey

They would only repeat it again, you cannot fix stupid!!! Does the phrase “Deaf, Dumb & Blind” ring any bells??? These Dems are possessed with HATE for anything America. 🥺