Pelosi OK with Destruction of Columbus Statue in Baltimore

Pelosi OK with Destruction of Columbus Statue in Baltimore

July 11, 2020

In her press briefing on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters she did not oppose the destruction of a statue of Christopher Columbus on July 4 in her native city of Baltimore, Maryland.

Black Lives Matter protesters dragged the Columbus statue off the pedestal where it had stood for over thirty-five years in the Little Italy neighborhood. The mob threw it into the Inner Harbor.

“If the community doesn’t want the statue there, the statue shouldn’t be there,” Pelosi said. “Doesn’t diminish my pride in my Italian-American heritage… So, I have that pride. But I don’t care that much about statues.”

Asked if statue removal shouldn’t be done lawfully instead of by a mob, she replied indifferently, “People will do what they do. It’s a — I do think that from a safety standpoint it would be a good idea, to have it taken down if the community doesn’t want it.”

It wasn’t “the community” that didn’t want it, Nancy; it was a violent leftist mob, which the highest-ranking Democrat refuses to condemn.

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