Sunday on MSNBC’s Kasie DC, Rep. Barbara Lee promoted her legislation to remove statues “honoring those who were traitors” from the Capitol, saying now is the time to “address systemic racism” and “the legacy of slavery” in the U.S.
“I believe this moment is the moment when we have to address systemic racism, the legacy of slavery, the legacy of what we see today in terms of white supremacy and white nationalism, and how these are manifested in the policies and programs of this government,” Lee said. “We do not need to have in public places statues honoring those who were traitors who committed acts of treason and who wanted to preserve the institution of slavery in America…
“That is what I feel when I go through Statuary Hall. It’s like anger, and I’ve got to do something about it. That’s why I’m working very hard to do something about it,” she continued.
The leftist push to purge statues is not about combating the myth of “systemic racism.” It’s about re-writing history and de-legitimizing American exceptionalism.