Nancy Pelosi wrote one letter that picked this giant fight with Donald Trump
Democrats think the societal upheaval in the wake of George Floyd’s death handed them the political upper hand.
Now the Left is going for broke.
And Nancy Pelosi wrote one letter that picked this giant fight with Donald Trump.
On the day when President Trump defended American history and refused to rename military bases, Nancy Pelosi fired off a letter to the Joint Committee on the Library chaired by Democrat Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren and Republican Senator Roy Blunt demanding the U.S. Capitol remove statues of Confederate Civil War figures.
“While I believe it is imperative that we never forget our history lest we repeat it, I also believe that there is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or places of honor across the country,” Pelosi wrote.
“The statues in the Capitol should embody our highest ideals as Americans, expressing who we are and who we aspire to be as a nation,” Pelosi’s letter continued. “Monuments to men who advocated cruelty and barbarism to achieve such a plainly racist end are a grotesque affront to these ideals.”
This sets up a major flash point with President Trump ahead of the November election.
Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats believe American history should be erased because it offends woke mobs.
President Trump thinks America’s history – good, bad, and indifferent – is worthy of preserving so all Americans can take pride in the nation’s story and learn from the achievements as well as the mistakes.
Polls show the public sides with President Trump.
Even in the current moment a plurality of Americans agree with the President that Civil War monuments should remain and that military bases should not be renamed.