Nancy Pelosi recently demanded Speaker Ryan call for the Confederate statues to be taken down from the congressional Statuary Hall.
“The Confederate statues in the halls of Congress have always been reprehensible,” Pelosi said in a statement. “If Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy, I call upon Speaker Ryan to join Democrats to remove the Confederate statues from the Capitol immediately.”
It’s an odd thing for her to say since Democrats are the ones who put the statues up in the first place. The North allowed it in the spirit of Reconciliation. Perhaps that’s why they want the statues gone — to hide what they’ve done: slavery, Jim Crow, segregation.
They have already whitewashed history and can continue to do so.
The irony is that the House minority leader’s father once dedicated statues to Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, the Confederate General – not the Robert Lee sportscaster.
Pelosi’s father, Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr., spoke as the mayor at the dedication of a monument to Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in 1948, redalertpolitics and the Sun Sentinel reported.
“Today, with our nation beset by subversive groups and propaganda which seeks to destroy our national unity, we can look for inspiration to the lives of Lee and [Stonewall] Jackson to remind us to be resolute and determined in preserving our sacred institutions,” D’Alesandro, Jr. said at the dedication ceremony.
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway reacted:
That’s rich. https://t.co/1Q4gMIX2FX
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) August 23, 2017
Baltimore sports a statue of the late mayor., Pelosi’s dad. We need to have it removed to wipe the stain of his egregious action. He must have bene a bigot and white supremacist showing off his white privilege.