House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is calling for the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol.
Sen. Cory Booker plans to propose a bill to remove all Confederate statues from the United States Capitol building, he announced Wednesday.
Trump doubled down on Thursday morning, lamenting that the removal of the "beautiful" monuments would ruin the "history and culture" of the U.S.
As Democratic leaders threw their support Thursday behind a proposal to take down any statue connected with the Confederacy, President Trump wondered where they would draw the line. "We have much work to do".
Pelosi's request comes after fellow Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of MS called on lawmakers in both parties "to work with me to ensure the permanent removal of all offensive and despicable Confederate imagery" from the Capitol, Politico reported.
Among the statues present are of those of Gen. Robert E. Lee, Virginia; Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, Mississippi; and Alexander Hamilton Stephens, the Confederate vice president, Georgia.
Almost 10 Confederate-era figures, including that of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, and General Robert E Lee, a General who fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy during the US Civil War, are memorialised along with dozens of other statues at the National Statuary Hall Collection in the US Capitol.
The statues include a 75-foot tall confederate monument, a statue honoring the Women of the Confederacy and their sacrifices and a statue showing Henry Lawson Wyatt, the first confederate soldier to die in battle.
Officials in places like North Carolina and Kentucky have spoken out publicly against Confederate monuments, saying they want some statues removed.
Several Texas lawmakers requested a similar review of Confederate markers following the 2015 shooting of nine black churchgoers in SC.
"The year 1898 was a year of tremendous white supremacist violence against African Americans in an attempt, a successful attempt to destroy black influence on politics", said NCCU History Professor Jerry Gershenhorn. It replaced a statue of a former OH governor a year ago.
He also warned that if statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were removed, tributes to Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who were slave owners, could be next.
"It's time for Florida lawmakers to call a special session to replace Florida's Confederate statue in our nation's Capitol", Wasserman Schultz said.
The property documents seized have shown huge amount of cash transactions in sale and purchase, the agency said. However, as per the orders of High Court of J&K on 22-06-2016, the investigation of the case has stayed.
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Their trip to Manchester City will be the clubs first real test of the season with several new faces taking over the squad. He has been linked with a move to Tottenham , but Koeman said last week there had been no offers for the England global .
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That prompted North Korea to say it was considering plans to fire missiles at the USA island territory of Guam. They plunged 2 percent on Thursday on fears of slowing demand and lingering concerns over a global oversupply.
The SPR stores its federally owned oil stocks in underground salt caverns at four storage sites in Texas and Louisiana. Both nations are exempt from the pact because their oil industries have been disrupted by civil unrest.
The same day that the news broke that the Saints will lose one corner for six weeks, New Orleans got another back in action. He was expected to be the Saints' third or fourth corner heading into this season.
Let's hope that Google decides to use this feature because it will definitely give Pixel 2 an edge over its competition. This means that this years' Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will also launch at the same time, which is early October.
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The Dodgers won Wednesday thanks to a three-run ninth, and they continue to run away with the top record in baseball at 85-34. They were the finest group of players Brooklyn has seen on one team, immortalized by Roger Kahn the author of Boys of Summer.
As it turned out not just the fans but also Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was concerned about Dilip Kumar's health. Last Year, when the veteran actor was honored with the Padma Vibhushan award, SRK expressed his feeling for him.
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