Democrat Lawmakers From Virginia Call For General Robert E. Lee Statue To Be Removed From U.S. Capitol

(Gateway Pundit) – Two Democrat lawmakers from Virginia are calling for the state’s statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to be removed from the US Capitol.

Reps. Jennifer Wexton and A. Donald McEachin have asked that the state’s Democrat Governor Ralph Northam, who was photographed wearing blackface and got a free pass, make removing the statue a priority in 2020.

“These statutes aimed to rewrite Lee’s reputation from that of a cruel slave owner and Confederate General to portraying him as a kind man and reluctant war hero who selflessly served his home state of Virginia,” they wrote to Northam, according to a report from The Hill.

The statue of General Lee is housed in the National Statuary Hall Collection in DC, where each state is allowed to place two. Lee’s is housed in the Crypt. The lawmakers want to see the Confederate statue replaced with one of civil rights leader Oliver Hill or Booker T. Washington.

“As Virginians, we have a responsibility to not only learn from but also confront our history,” their letter continued. “As part of this responsibility, we must strive for a more complete telling of history by raising up the voices, stories, and memories of minorities and people of color.”

In order to replace the statue, the Democrat-controlled state legislature would have to pass a bill which would then need to be signed by Northam.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. WHY!! because their snowflake feeling are hurt!!

    There is no good reason to remove the statute of Gen. Lee…unless you are some kinda bed wetting thumb sucking gullible sheetforbrains!1

  2. Erasing history is the politics of authoritarianism. By their yardstick, Italians should demolish the Colloseum, China should destroy the relics of their past, Aztec ruins should be razed etc. History is to be learned. I’m all in favor of a statue for Booker T Washington. We need to move beyond racism and not pretend it never happened. That’s why Auschwitz is still standing – not as an acceptance of atrocity, but as a real life warning of what people are capable of doing.

  3. I’m glad the Wexton and McEachin have the crystal ball to discern the intent of those who paid for and erected the Lee statute in the capitol. Shall all of southern history now be erased the way Winston Smith constantly rewrote history in Orwell’s 1984? If all slave holders are to be wiped from memory will Grant be included? What about Lincoln, by any standard he was a racist. Lincoln’s primary war aim was the preservation of the union, not the abolition of slavery. Lee, Jackson, et. al. abhorred slavery but served the Confederacy because they believed the states had the right to secede as the American colonies had from England in 1776. Several states had written the right to secede in their ratification documents. There was nothing in the Constitution that prevented secession which can only be understood under the compact theory, the same theory that underlay the English Civil War, the Glorious Revolution, and the American Revolution. What we have here is the abolition of history for political ends by a left determined to eventually abolish the republic. BTW, I am not a southerner and my ancestors wore blue in 1860.

  4. Just more Democratic Bullshit, you can’t change History, it’s already happed, but we can learn from it. Confederate’s did not create the KKK, President Grant and a lot of others above the Mason Dixon Line owned Slaves. North created KKK to stop voting. And what does Booker T. Washington have to offer History if you compare it to What??

  5. The real priority is removing Reps. Jennifer Wexton and A. Donald McEachin … for being mortally stupid. And remove any mention of their … family names, accomplishments, documents and memory of their families.

  6. I hate to jumble all Virginia voters together, but you allowed this to happen. People better wake up, because if this BS goes to much further, Bloody Riots will follow. These DEMITARDS are offended by everything, and there is only one true way to deal with them, but hopefully it will never come to that.

  7. These two Democrats are absolutely insane and their are part of the state legislature’s, God help you. And just what the hell has Booker T. Washington ever done to make you want to use him to fill in History, folks theses two Demo’s are really Nuts, along with your 2nd Amendment activists Democrats in your State, they all need replaced when you start messing with our Constitution.

  8. The Civil War is part of History for our Country, why try to destroy it, your destroying your Ancestors history in the process. History hurts no one, History is how we learn either thur our mistakes or by something that went really well, The South didn’t create Racism, The North was the Culprits for that, history shows that, I forget, Democrats don’t want the truth, they like politics lies and bullshit.

  9. Lee was a military general who chose to fight for the south and maintain the status quo. That included slavery. In that he did own slaves and treated them fairly is not an excuse for having the right to enslave them….. unless you advocate the right to do that. If you do, sorry. You lose. His statue belongs elsewhere, a place that doesn’t glorify his support and belief in enslaving people. Only shit-hole countries do that.

  10. These people need to get a life and educated in true American way of life. These status are a part of American history they were good and great people whether they were Fought for the Confederate States of America’s or for the Northern or Union States of America. There is no hate here the war ended only idiot try and keep it alive or you are a hater of the USA in which you can leave our great nation anytime ya all want… George Soros is part of this hateful movement and needs to be removed from our USA,
    He is a traitor to the oath he took when he became a citizen of our USA, this man had his own people sent to the gas chambers in Germany and indirect murderer of the Jewish people of Germany. He is a most evil man and should not be in our country he should of been hung for his evilness.

    • He owned one, he was a wedding gift from his father-in-law and he treated him like a business partner. Robert E. Lee did own slaves, but he treated them like family, from what I hear.

  11. GREAT JOB NORTHERN VIRGINIA VOTERS , You did a splendid job of electing NUT JOBS for you state reps and your governor, Plese keep them in cages in your state the rest of the country can do without them.

  12. More racist crap from the tolerant left wing racists. White wash the history and demonize any confederate soldier. History fact, the confederacy was created to fight unionizing the South from the North, not over slavery. Fact, northern democrat politicians created the KKK to keep people from voting for republicans. Their was not a single Democrat who voted for freeing the slaves. This removal of statues is not about tolerance it is about dividing the country further, lying about true history and creating a Political Correctness nightmare of intolerance. Screw the left wing nut cases, please everyone vote them out before we Americans are voted out.

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