Clyburn: Statues in Congress Have to Go Because they Are Honoring Slavery

Clyburn: Statues in Congress Have to Go Because they Are Honoring Slavery

June 30, 2021

Tuesday on MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin Reports, House Majority Whip James Clyburn declared that a statue sent by South Carolina of the 7th vice president of the United States, John C. Calhoun, needs to be removed from Capitol’s National Statuary Hall because it honors slavery.

“You know, when I see emblems from the Confederacy,” Clyburn began. “You know, that is not the Confederate flag. It never was the Confederate flag. That is a battle flag. So much of our history is misrepresented. That flag that you’re showing now was awful to the Confederacy, and they refused to accept it. The Daughters of the Confederacy would never accept that flag as being their flag. The Stars and Bars is a totally different flag. We don’t oppose that flag. We do oppose a battle flag. We do oppose people who fought to preserve slavery.

“John C. Calhoun is a statue that is up here, sent up by the state of South Carolina,” Clyburn continued. “John C. Calhoun died more than a decade before the Civil War ever broke out. His statue is not here because of the Confederacy. His statue is here because he was the biggest spokesperson in this country in support of slavery. That is why my state sent him up here. I think the current residents, current citizens of South Carolina, I don’t think they want slavery. They don’t want to honor slavery. That’s what is taking place. I would love to see the state of South Carolina take the statues out of here.”

Getting rid of the Calhoun statue is not about refusing to honor slavery. Because they want to burn America to the ground and build utopia on its ashes, leftists want to eradicate any American history that does not suit their woke worldview, rather than learning from and acknowledging and even honoring our flawed past. They won’t stop with the Calhoun statue. It will end with all statues being removed or destroyed — all except the statue honoring their martyred savior George Floyd.

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