July 25, 2021

U.S. House vows to remove federal statues in Capitol: NPR

This file photo shows Chief Justice Roger Thane’s marble bust in the old Supreme Court chamber in the U.S. Capitol. The House voted Tuesday in a bill to remove the chest from public view.

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This file photo shows Chief Justice Roger Thane’s marble bust in the old Supreme Court chamber in the U.S. Capitol. The House voted Tuesday in a bill to remove the chest from public view.

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to remove all Confederate statues from public view in the American Capitol, replacing the bust of former U.S. Chief Justice Roger Thane, author of 1857. Tread Scott Decision to declare that people of African descent are not U.S. citizens.

House 285-120 level has been exceeded. All Democrats supported the law; All ‘no’ votes came from Republican members.

“My ancestors built this building,” de Khalifa, a spokeswoman for the House of Representatives, said in an emotional statement on the floor of the House before the vote. “Imagine how, more than 100 years after the abolition of slavery in this country, we still have respect for the people who betrayed this country to enslave my ancestors.”

Law, HR3005, Will direct Capitol’s architect to locate and remove all statues and explosions depicting members of the Federation from public view within 45 days of the resolution being passed. The removed statue was donated to the Capitol by one state, which will return it to the state, which can then choose to replace it with another core.

Among the Confederate statues, there is one statue Jefferson Davis, President of the Federation, was on display in the statue hall.

The statue of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States from 1861-1865, is on display in the Statue Hall inside the American Capitol.

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The statue of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States from 1861-1865, is on display in the Statue Hall inside the American Capitol.

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The bill also specifically mentions the removal of statues of three men who defended slavery and separatism, Charles Brandley Igac, John Caldwell Calhoun and James Paul Clark.

“Congress halls are the heart of our democracy,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, de- calif., Said on the floor before the vote. “The statues we show should embody our lofty ideals as Americans, express who we are and what we want to be as a nation.

The law also requires that the author of the law, Danny, have his bust removed Tread Scott Results, Declaring that black Americans are not citizens of the United States and thus cannot be prosecuted in federal courts. The ruling also said that Congress did not have the power to ban slavery in US territories. The law requires that the bust be replaced by one of the first black Supreme Court judges, Durkot Marshall.

“The removal of Chief Justice Roger Brooke Dane’s bust from the U.S. capital reveals that while recognizing Congress as one of the worst mistakes ever made in protecting the institution of slavery from its historic mistakes, in one of its chambers, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Dani’s Tread Scott v.” The law says.

The statue of Danny was based at the Maryland State House Removed in 2017 After standing for almost 145 years. “This is the right thing to do,” said Larry Hogan of the Republican Republic of Maryland.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Condemned his debate time on Wednesday Critical race theory, An intellectual approach to studying American institutions through the lens of race and racism has been renamed by many Republicans to any discourse on race or the continuing role of racism in American society. McCarthy said he supported the removal of the Confederate statues, and repeatedly stated that the racist legislators and leaders they portrayed were then members of the Democratic Party.

Some Republican lawmakers noted their support for the removal of the statues, but also expressed their frustration with the legislative process.

“My opposition to this bill is not due to the goal we are trying to achieve, but to the fact that the majority of people in this body continue to practice the skirt,” said Barry Laoud Termilk, a spokesman for R-Cav. “For the second consecutive congress, the bill rushed to the floor without an inquiry or markup on the House executive committee.”

Several Republicans filed similar procedural complaints about the established law Junettin as the official public holiday.

Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks previewed his ‘No’ vote on the bill Report Determining “Abolish Cultural and Historical Revisionism”.

“I support federalism and the right of a state to decide who to respect. Therefore, I would proudly vote ‘No’ on HR 3005. Alabama, New Yorkers, Californians or anyone else should decide who we want to respect. Read the report.

Tuesday’s referendum comes almost a year later Approved a similar resolution With the support of 72 Republicans, the Senate eventually stalled without the support of Republicans.