Virginia Governor Pushes to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue from U.S. Capitol

Maria Perez
Maria Perez
Jan 10, 2020 - 8:25
Virginia Governor

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) has filed a request to push for a bill to remove and replace Virginia’s statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, which is located in the U.S. Capitol Building.  Northam’s spokesperson confirmed to the Associated Press that the governor had filed a request to remove the statue located at the National Statuary Hall in the Capitol Building and selecting a replacement. The governor’s response comes after two Virginia Democratic lawmakers, U.S. Representatives Jennifer Wexton and A. Donald McEachin, wrote a letter to Northam on December 23 that the...

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