Skip to comments.Jeh Johnson: Removal of Confederate Statues a Matter of ‘Homeland Security’
Posted on 08/20/2017 9:01:53 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
Former Obama administration official Jeh Johnson said the removal of Confederate statues was a matter of "public safety and homeland security" on Sunday.
In the aftermath of deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., when a man with white nationalist ties was arrested for ramming his car into a crowd of counter-protesters last week and killing a woman, Confederate monuments across the country have been taken down. The furor in Charlottesville began with a protest by white supremacists against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee.
Johnson served as Secretary of Homeland Security under Obama, and he said on ABC's "This Week" that the monuments to Confederates were helping to rally white nationalists.
"What alarms so many of us from a security perspective is that so many of the statues, the Confederate monuments, are now, modern-day, becoming symbols and rallying points for white nationalism, for neo-Nazis, for the KKK, and this is most alarming," Johnson said. "We fought a world war against Naziism. The KKK reigned terror on African Americans for generations."
"I salute those in cities and states who are taking down a lot of these monuments for reasons of public safety and security," he added. "And that's not a a matter of political correctness. That's a matter of public safety and homeland security and doing what's right."
Host Martha Raddatz said she felt the Trump administration would call that a "slippery slope," referring to local Washington locations like Washington-Lee High School and Jefferson Davis Highway.
"Where should that stop?" Raddatz asked.
Johnson said those kinds of decisions should be made at the local level.
President Donald Trump slammed the removal of such monuments as "foolish" and for ripping apart the "history and culture of our great country."
“What alarms so many of us from a security perspective is that so many of the statues, the Confederate monuments, are now, modern-day, becoming symbols and rallying points for white nationalism, for neo-Nazis, for the KKK, and this is most alarming,” Johnson said.
This a**hole.... will he never go away? Just go away, Jeh! Or buy a consonant!
WTF? Srsly? Sounds like jeh needs some psych eval time. What a friggin’ idiot.
Well of course it is. I mean, just look at the carnage the Confederate soldiers are wreaking in America’s inner-city ****holes these days.
> Jeh Johnson: Removal of Confederate Statues a Matter of Homeland Security <
What’s next? Maybe Al Gore will say that Confederate statues contribute to Global Warming.
Hey Jeh, you had 8 years to remove them but you didn’t. This shows what a lying fraud you are.
For a 100+ years these statues were not not a problem
For the 8 years of obama, these statues were not a problem
Hmmm, yes...a matter of Homeland Security, yes...
Gee, didn’t seem to be such a big deal under the Obama administration... what’s changed, I wonder?
This whole situation gets scarier by the day.
Jeh Johnson is a complete and utter fool. Those statues have nothing at all to do with National Security (homeland security).
Johnson i s a liberal fascist of the first water.
They seek to destroy America.
Read about how here:
Forget the statues....Remove the Democrat Party as it is the party of slavery, the KKK and suppression of civil rights. It is the party of the Old South that created the Civil War to continue keeping Blacks as slaves.
We should take down anything offensive to Victicrats. Borders, churches, schools, letting heterosexuals marry. Let’s hierarchize our Permanent Victim Classes and tear apart any part of society that doesn’t worship them enough.
Where was your concern during your time in the Obama Administration moron?
These protests are VERY organized.
I’ve read in several blogs that Jeh’s rise is due to the fact he wrote the paper recommending women in the military.
I guess he sees the writing on the wall, or figures out what the powers that be want, and advocates it. Total sellout.
“Former Obama administration official Jeh Johnson said the removal of Confederate statues was a matter of “public safety and homeland security”
That’s the nature of the enemy of the USA. They want memorials to Washington & Jefferson etc, removed. How long will it be that they want 9/11 memorials removed as it is “offensive to the muzzies?”
Our historical monuments MUST be protected!
So what were they the past 8?
One death in Charlottesville and they are gutting our history and culture because the monuments are supposedly inciting violence. Damn lies, this is simply a pretext to exercise power by the cultural Marxists.
By this standard, what if anything should be done about the mosques?
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