Skip to comments.Speaker Pelosi Orders 4 Portraits of Former Democratic Speakers Removed From U.S. Capitol
Posted on 06/18/2020 8:45:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
On Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ordered the removal from the Capitol Building of four portraits of former Democratic House speakers who had ties to the Confederacy. Robert Hunter of Virginia, James Orr of South Carolina, Howell Cobb and Charles Crisp of Georgia. The removal of the portraits is the latest meaningless gesture from the speaker and Democrats following the death of George Floyd.
Pelosi sent a letter to House Clerk Cheryl Johnson ordering the removal of the four portraits in observance of Juneteenth, an unofficial holiday commemorating the Republican's emancipation of the last slaves in the Confederacy.
"There is no room in the hallowed halls of Congress or in any place of honor for memorializing men who embody the violent bigotry and grotesque racism of the Confederacy," Pelosi proclaimed.
Just hours after Pelosi's letter to the House clerk, the portraits were taken down and carried away.
Pelosi claims she didn't know the former speakers had ties to the Confederacy until it was pointed out to her by a Capitol curator, ABC News reported. Wait until she learns the history of her own political party.
When exactly will the Democratic Party -- which defended slavery, the Confederacy, and, most recently, segregation -- be removing itself from the Capitol?
The Capitol has a lot of other portraits and symbols in its halls that surely the left finds problematic. Former generations will never be as woke as today's radicals. Historic symbols don't tell us where our nation is headed. They tell us where it's been.
Widespread outrage following the death of George Floyd has been politically weaponized into amorphous accusations of so-called systemic racism, white privilege, and white supremacy. We still don't know what motivated former officer Derek Chauvin to treat George Floyd the way he did. Maybe there was personal animosity between the two from when they worked together at a nightclub.
Tearing down statues and erasing our history accomplishes nothing other than making people like Nancy Pelosi even more ignorant about their nation's history than they already were.
I bet Robert Byrd is still commemorated somewhere in the Capitol. And an office building. And . . .
The vile demonic Botoxian has a verrrry special place reserved for it in hell. The sooner it goes back home to its Big Daddy, the better America will be.
Take a look at this short video which talks about the 5 points used by the dems to keep blacks on the plantations are the same points used today to keep the blacks enslaved in the inner cities run by them. It is the dems who are the party of the KKK, white supremacists and racists to this day. They are also facists by trying to keep this truth from coming out.
Remember the dems were the KKK-now the same white dems are killing black babies. The problem is NOT Trump or the republicans. Blacks still support those that lynched them and kill their babies. When will you wake up and learn.
She's been there 33 years, and has no idea whose portraits are hanging in the Capitol Building? So up until George Floyd died, it didn't matter to her that those portraits were on display. Talk about virtue signaling.
Next she will be digging up bodies and throwing them into the river.
“Maybe there was personal animosity between the two from when they worked together at a nightclub.”
Yeah, because no cop -ever- knows a dirtbag he arrests. Any other bright analysis?
Wow, this dried up Botox babe is really scuttling her butt to virtue signal, isn’t she? When you’re peddling a lousy product, I guess that’s what you have to do to try and pick up some low IQ voters.
White washing the Democrat party’s past.
Who is she to judge?
Someday, would someone want to remove her picture?
Her father was the Mayor of Baltimore. She has been in and around Democrat politics for decades. Playing dumb is the only benign excuse she can offer I guess.
Lincoln took pains to forgive the Confederacy and to embrace them as Americans. He resisted calls to treat them as traitors. These vacuous idiots are upending all that in the name of revisionist history.
Trump should troll her and claim he might ‘order that Byrd’s likeness be removed’
This woman’s pettiness is beyond belief.
Wow! Like 1930’s Nazi Germany, or 1917 Russian Revolution all over again!
Same question for re-naming army bases? Who has the authority to do that?
There were hundreds of democrat racists in the House... why she pick only four?
Pelosi destroying and remaking history as we speak...
A bit off-topic, and I don’t want to put a target on his back, but I wonder what is going to happen to portraits and statues of John Tyler? Slaveowner, a member of the Virginia convention that voted for secession, elected to the Confederate Congress but died before he could serve, and had his casket covered by a CSA flag.
I think the bulk of folks in DC would ask who this Tyler guy was, and then discover 20 presidents that existed...but they knew nothing about them.
History has become like physics.
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