A few days ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that she would like to remove eleven Confederate monuments from the U.S. Capitol. It is now known that nine of these Confederate statues that she wants to remove are actually from Democrats.
Now Pelosi is demanding that portraits of former House Confederate speakers be removed from the Capitol and conveniently ignores the fact that all of these figures were Democrats. In a letter to the Joint Library Committee on Thursday, which manages the Capitol's exhibits and statues, Pelosi ordered the "immediate removal" of four portraits.
“Our congress community has the holy opportunity and commitment to make significant changes to ensure that the congress halls reflect our highest ideals as Americans. Let's set a good example, ”wrote Pelosi in the letter sent to domestic worker Cheryl Johnson.
"Very sad, this day comes in a moment of exceptional national fear as we mourn the hundreds of black Americans killed by racial injustice and police brutality, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others," she added added.
"We didn't know about it until we took stock of the statues and the curator told us that there were four paintings of speakers in the United States Capitol, four speakers who had served in the Confederacy," Pelosi later announced to reporters.
The four portraits that Pelosi wants to remove are from Democrats Robert Hunter of Virginia, Howell Cobb of Georgia, James Orr of South Carolina, and Charles Crisp of Georgia. The Blaze revealed more about the résumés of each of these four Democrats:
Robert Hunter (D): Representative of the United States from 1839 to 1841 and United States Senator from 1847 to 1861, Secretary of State of the Confederate States between 1861 and 1862 and Senator of the Confederate States from 1862 to 1865.
Howell Cobb (D): House of Representatives of the United States and Speaker of the House from 1849 to 1851, Governor of Georgia from 1851 to 1853, Secretary of Treasury under President James Buchanan from 1857 to 1860 and President of the Preliminary Congress of the Confederation.
James Orr (D): Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States from 1857 to 1859, Governor of South Carolina from 1865 to 1868, United States Ambassador to Russia from 1872 to 1873 and Senator of the Confederacy.
Charles Crisp (D): American speaker of the House between 1891 and 1895 and Lieutenant of the Confederate Army.
Pelosi has not yet taken any responsibility for her party's history of joining the Confederates.
This piece was written on June 18, 2020 by PoliZette employees. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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