Pelosi wants Confederate statues out of Capitol

Pelosi wants Confederate statues out of Capitol
The Hill ^

Posted on 8/17/2017, 12:58:22 PM by Sub-Driver

Pelosi wants Confederate statues out of Capitol

By Mike Lillis – 08/17/17 12:25 PM EDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday joined the growing chorus of Democrats calling for the removal of Confederate statues from the Capitol.

Calling the monuments a “reprehensible” symbol of a racist era, Pelosi urged Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and other GOP leaders to support an effort to purge the statues from the building.

“There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honor across the country,” Pelosi said in a statement.

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