House passes bill to remove Confederate statues from the Capitol


(Worthy News) – The House passed a bill Tuesday that would remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol as well as a bust of the former chief justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that denied enslaved people the right to be citizens.

“This sacred space, this of democracy has been defiled for too long. We ought not to forget history. We must learn from history. But we ought not to honor that which defiles the principles for which we … stand,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said on the House floor before the vote. “It’s time to remove those symbols of slavery, segregation and sedition from these halls.”

The bill passed by a vote of 285 to 120. Every present and 67 Republicans voted for it. The bill heads to the for consideration, where it would need 10 senators to join every Democrat to pass the upper chamber. [ Source: USA Today (Read More…) ]

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