Did they really think this was going to pass?
A proposal was recently submitted calling for the removal of several historical monuments in Washington DC.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany remarked on the proposal stating, “The radically liberal mayor of Washington, D.C., is repeating the same left-wing narrative used to incite dangerous riots: demolishing our history and destroying our great heritage.”
The proposal called for the federal government to “remove, relocate, or contextualize” historical monuments like the Washington Monument, Christopher Columbus’ statue, Andrew Jackson’s statue, and the Jefferson Memorial.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser stated, “This July, I tasked the DCFACES Working Group with evaluating public spaces to ensure the namesake’s legacy is consistent with DC Values. They have delivered the report, and I look forward to reviewing and advancing their recommendations.”
The Group stated, “Our decision-making prism focused on key disqualifying histories, including participation in slavery, systemic racism, mistreatment of, or actions that suppressed equality for, persons of color, women and LGBTQ communities and violation of the DC Human Right Act.”
A statement from the White House reveals that President Trump will not be considering the proposal so long as his is still in office.
“President Donald J. Trump believes these places should be preserved, not torn down; respected, not hated; and passed on for generations to come. As long as President Trump is in the White House, the mayor’s irresponsible recommendations will go absolutely nowhere.”
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