A few weeks ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined the cause of removing any trace of the Confedaracy or the evil that was slavery in the U.S., and last week she started openly campaigning for removing Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol building.
In a letter to the Joint Committee on the Library Chair Roy Blunt and Vice-Chair Zoe Lofgren, Pelosi wrote that “Monuments to men who advocated cruelty and barbarism to achieve such a plainly racist end are a grotesque affront to these ideals. Their statues pay homage to hate, not heritage. They must be removed.”
So, yesterday, Senator Rand Paul tweeted this in response:
Hey Nancy glad to see you wanting to expunge the terrible history of White Supremacy, in the Democrat Party!
Nine of 11 statues of Confederate leaders Pelosi wants removed from Capitol were Democrats | Just The News https://t.co/9PCipd3hHi
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) June 29, 2020
The article that Paul linked to has a list of the statues that Pelosi wants removed, and interestingly notes that aside from the nine Democrats, the other two did not have documented affiliation with any party at all.
So much for the “Republicans are the real racists” lie that the Left keeps trying to desperately push.
But, putting aside whether these statues should be removed or not, unless the Democrat party is removed, the “grotesque affront to these ideals” will still remain.