House Passes Bill Seeking to Remove Confederate Statues From CapitolEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

The Democrat-led House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass a bill seeking to remove confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol. The vote was 285-120 in favor of the bill, H.R. 3005, with all votes against coming from Republicans. The proposed legislation seeks to remove statues of those who supported the Confederate army in the U.S. Civil War. It also seeks to replace a bust of former Chief Justice Roger Taney, who authored a key decision in 1857 supporting slavery, with one of Thurgood Marshall, the first back Supreme Court justice. Taney had written the majority opinion of the 1857 Dred Scott decision that black people could not be American citizens and that slavery was not prohibited under the U.S. Constitution. The decision was later overturned by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which became official in 1868. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), who introduced the latest bill, said late Tuesday that he hopes …Read More

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