#1 Pelosi orders removal of Confederate portraits from Capitol by Cincinnatus 18.06.2020 14:49


Pandering at its finest.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she is ordering the removal from the Capitol of portraits honoring four previous House speakers who served in the Confederacy.

In a letter to the House clerk, Pelosi requested the immediate removal of portraits depicting former speakers Robert Hunter of Virginia, James Orr of South Carolina and Howell Cobb and Charles Crisp, both of Georgia.

Pelosi noted that Friday is Juneteenth, honoring the day in 1865 when many African Americans learned of the end of slavery after the Civil War. She called Juneteenth “a beautiful and proud celebration of freedom for African Americans” and noted that this year’s celebration comes "during a moment of extraordinary national anguish, as we grieve for the hundreds of Black Americans killed by racial injustice and police brutality, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others.”


As Mark Levin noted recently, Pelosi has been in Congress for over 30 years, has been Speaker twice starting in 2007, and only now has found herself offended by these portraits and (earlier) statues.

#2 RE: Pelosi orders removal of Confederate portraits from Capitol by PzLdr 18.06.2020 15:49


If I recall correctly, Howell Cobb was killed fighting for the Confederacy [Gettysburg?]. So I doubt what Nancy Lugosi has done bothers him.

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