GOP Lawmaker Insists “Reprehensible” Abe Lincoln Statues Must Be Removed To Be “Fair”

  • The Richmond statue of General Robert E. Lee is gone now, a major victory for activists who have long sought to remove white supremacist symbols in the public square.
  • On Thursday, GOP Missouri state Rep. Tony Lovasco tweeted that people should be “fair and balanced” about “tearing down statues of reprehensible people” with a picture of the Lincoln Memorial.
  • Of course, Trump has to weigh in, and he claims America would have won the Afghan war if General Robert E. Lee had been in charge of the military.

Matthew Chapman from Rawstory writes:

“This week, the statue of General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia — one of the largest standing monuments to the Confederacy — was taken down from Monument Avenue, a major victory for activists who have long sought to remove white supremacist symbols in the public square.

On Thursday, Republican Missouri state Rep. Tony Lovasco tweeted that people should be “fair and balanced” about “tearing down statues of reprehensible people” — and accompanied this with a picture of the Lincoln Memorial.

Lovasco did not clarify why he considered the father of the Republican Party — and the president widely credited with saving America from the Civil War and bringing about the end of slavery — to be “reprehensible,” but doubled down in a follow-up tweet, insisting he didn’t support the Confederacy either…”

See full story here.



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