News ID: 91933
Publish Date : 30 June 2021 - 22:23

House Votes to Remove Statues in U.S. Capitol


WASHINGTON (Dispatches) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to remove all the Confederate statues from public display in the U.S. Capitol.
The bill will include all the statues displayed in the National Statuary Hall Collection, including that of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy. “We ought not to forget history. We must learn from history. But we ought not to honor that which defiled the principles for which we think we stand,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. “It’s time to remove those symbols of slavery, segregation and sedition from these halls.”