Rep. Barbara Lee: Remove Confederate Statues — ‘symbols Of Hate’ — From U.S. Capitol

Rep. Barbara Lee: Remove Confederate statues — ‘symbols of hate’ — from U.S. Capitol

As the movement to remove Confederate statues grows around the country, a Bay Area Democrat is bringing the debate to the U.S. Capitol.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) introduced a bill Thursday to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol building, and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the same legislation in the Senate.
Twelve statues in the Capitol depict people associated with the Confederacy, including Gen. Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis. They’re part of the National Statuary Hall Collection, 100 statues of “illustrious” Americans that encircle the opulent Rotunda and are arranged around the capitol building. Each state contributed …

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