Booker, Pelosi, And Norton Take On Confederate Statutes
Booker, Pelosi, and Norton Take on Confederate Statutes
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), called for the removal of 12 Confederate statutes currently on display inside the U.S. Capitol and District of Columbia. In addition, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to have a different statue of a Confederate general removed from federal grounds in the city.
Booker and Norton, both Democrats, are acting in response to the national outcry that Confederate statutes be taken from public view because they are offensive to Blacks and celebrate those who committed treason against the United States. Their call, with others, is in response …