Nancy Pelosi Disposes Portraits of Former Dem. House Speakers Connected to the Confederacy.
The Cancel Culture has shown up in Congress. On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) requested the pictures of four past House speakers expelled from the U.S. Legislative hall Building before the festival of Juneteenth, which remembers the liberating of the last slaves in the United States in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865.
“This Juneteenth must be a day of reflection that moves our nation to finally confront and combat its long and shameful history of systemic racial injustice targeted at communities of color. That is why, this week, I have ordered the removal of portraits of Confederate leaders from the U.S. Capitol and, earlier this month, renewed my call for the removal of statues of Confederate soldiers and officials displayed in this hallowed space,” Nancy Pelosi asserted in a statement on Friday, Juneteenth.
“The halls of Congress are the heart of our democracy and should reflect our highest ideals, not memorialize men who embody racism, bigotry and hatred,” Pelosi continued.
The four pictures Nancy Pelosi requested expelled remembered Robert Hunter of Virginia, who filled in as speaker from 1839 to 1841, Howell Cobb of Georgia (1849 to 1851), James Orr of South Carolina (1857 to 1859), and Charles Crisp of Georgia (1891 to 1895), ABC News detailed. Every one of these men was a Democrat.
Hunter turned into the Confederate secretary of State, while Cobb drove the Confederate States Provisional Congress. Orr served in the Confederate States Senate, and later became legislative leader of South Carolina during Reconstruction. Crisp battled for the Confederacy before his political profession. He turned into a wartime captive yet later chose to pursue position in the Union Congress.
Hunter, Cobb, and Orr made the conditions for the Confederacy, driving the Democrat-overwhelmed House of Representatives to support the augmentation of the awful organization of race-based subjugation into the domains. The South withdrew in light of the appointment of Abraham Lincoln — who fought against not servitude itself but rather the extension of slavery.
The gold-framed portraits of four former Speakers of the House of Representatives who shared ties to the Confederacy have been removed from the walls of the U.S. Capitol. https://t.co/tMHp1EEcOO pic.twitter.com/oTCsQl4d6k
— ABC News (@ABC) June 18, 2020