House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for the removal of Confederate statues at the US Capitol but is trying to keep a lid on a dirty family secret. What Pelosi isn’t telling you is that her father loved some of the confederate leaders and dedicated memorials honoring them.
In wake of the George Floyd riots, Pelosi called for the removal of 11 Confederate statues in the Capitol building.
“The halls of Congress are the very heart of our democracy,” Pelosi said in a letter to a congressional panel. “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. Monuments to men who advocated cruelty and barbarism to achieve such a plainly racist end are a grotesque affront to these ideals. Their statues pay homage to hate, not heritage. They must