Tapper: Confederate Statues in Congress Are 'Tributes to Traitors,' Honors 'Political Violence'

Tapper: Confederate Statues in Congress Are 'Tributes to Traitors,' Honors 'Political Violence'


CNN anchor Jake Tapper said Sunday on his show “State of the Union” that the statues of Confederate leaders in Congress are “tributes to traders” that honor political violence like the events of January 6, 2021.

Tapper said, “On Thursday night, the one-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, CNN hosted an event at the Capitol to talk about that horrible day.”

He continued, “Thursday night in Statuary Hall, I could not stop looking at this statue, donated in 1931 by the state of Mississippi — it’s a statue of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy. And there’s also this statue, donated in 1927 by the state of Georgia, Alexander Stephens, the vice president of the Confederacy. Two leaders of the

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