Gillibrand: ‘It’s Not Fair’ to Have to Look at Confederate Statues

Gillibrand: ‘It’s Not Fair’ to Have to Look at Confederate Statues

July 2, 2020

Wednesday on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said it was not “fair” people had to look at Confederate statues while discussing an amendment to change the names of all Army bases named for Confederate generals and remove monuments commemorating the Confederacy.

“Look, this country is in a reckoning right now. I think the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the protests that have gone on across my state and across this country are meaningful and powerful,” Gillibrand said. Also destructive and criminal, but carry on.

“I think people are tired of having to look at statues, monuments, bases named after Confederate soldiers and generals,” she added. No, they’re tired of having them all torn down by violent leftist mobs. “It’s not fair, it’s not right. I think for President Trump to threaten to veto the defense bill over this issue that is the right thing to do, again, shows his lack of leadership and shows his disconnect from the American people. ”

What’s not fair is our leaders supporting mob violence.

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