Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is advocating for the removal of all Confederate statues located inside the Capitol Building. Following the events in Charlottesville, Pelosi insisted that Speaker Paul Ryan remove all Confederate statues “if Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy.”
What Pelosi is forgetting is that she never removed these statues herself during her time as speaker, from 2007-2011.
Better yet, her father, former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro Jr. (D) dedicated two Confederate statues of Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson and even referred to them as “sacred institutions.” And he didn’t stop there. When asked about those “sacred institutions,” he responded, “One of them is slavery.”
In a powerful oration before a crowd of more than 3,000, Mayor D'Alesandro made the case for remembering and studying the lives of Lee and Jackson: “World Wars I and II found the North and South fighting for a common cause, and the generalship displayed by these two great men in the War Between the States lived on and were applied in the military plans of our nation and the Pacific areas.”
Red Alert reporter Ron Meyer discussed the issue Monday on “Fox & Friends”:
Pelosi has yet to denounce her father's statement of support for Confederate statues.