Barbara Lee Introduces Bill To Remove Confederate Statues From US Capitol
Barbara Lee introduces bill to remove Confederate statues from US Capitol
Amidst a renewed surge of debate over Confederate monuments, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, introduced a new bill in Congress on Thursday that would require the removal of all Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol within 120 days.
Lee, who serves the East Bay as the representative from California’s 13th district, co-sponsored the bill with Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey. According to Lee’s spokesperson Tasion Kwamilele, the Confederate Monument Removal Act allows states to claim any of the statues and send any unclaimed statues to the Smithsonian Institution.
“There’s no history that’s told with these statues, period,” …