On Wednesday, when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi required that Confederate statues on the U.S. Capitol be gotten rid of, she stopped working to discuss that her father had actually supervised the dedication of the Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee Monument while he was Baltimore’s mayor in 1948.
James Woods: ‘#Awkard’
This was not a truth that was lost on star and outspoken conservative James Woods, who shared a story from Breitbart about Pelosi’s omission that merely consisted of the hashtag “#Awkward.”
Pelosi Silent on Own Father: Oversaw Dedication of Confederate Statue// #Awkward https://t.co/dnCyb2iY7x
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 12, 2020
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Pelosi condemned the statues as “monuments to men who advocated cruelty and barbarism to achieve such a plainly racist end” after entering her protest to have them gotten rid of.
This relocation by the House Speaker comes as mad protesters nationwide have actually vandalized statues and monoliths that commemorate the Civil War age.
Pelosi: ‘Their statues pay homage to hate, not heritage. They must be removed.’
Pelosi stated in her letter to Committee Chair Roy Blunt and Vice Chair Zoe Lofgren, “As I have said before, the halls of Congress are the very heart of our democracy. The statues in the Capitol should embody our highest ideals as Americans, expressing who we are and who we aspire to be as a nation.”
“Monuments to men who advocated cruelty and barbarism to achieve such a plainly racist end are a grotesque affront to these ideals,” Pelosi composed. “Their statues pay homage to hate, not heritage. They must be removed.”
Read my letter here: https://t.co/lx0nuYxrfk
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) June 10, 2020
Pelosi’s Father Presided Over Confederate Statue Dedication as Mayor of Baltimore
Pelosi’s father, Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr., was the mayor of Baltimore in 1948 when the Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee Monument was set up in Wyman Park.
Pelosi’s father stated Jackson’s and Lee’s examples were inspiring and urged Americans to “emulate Jackson’s example and stand like a stone wall against aggression in any form that would seek to destroy the liberty of the world.”
“World Wars I and II found the North and South fighting for a common cause, and the generalship and military science displayed by these two great men in the War between the States lived on and were applied in the military plans of our nation in Europe and the Pacific areas,” D’Alesandro stated throughout the monolith’s dedication event.
What’s your alibi, Madam Speaker when Thomas Ludwig John D’AlesandroJr devoted Stonewall Jackson & &(********************************************************************************************** )E. Lee #ConfederateMonuments? Daddy’s little lady Nancy Pelosi accompanied & & at kitchen area table heard the statues “pay home to hate, not heritage.”https://t.co/cahqwRQVFm
— HopeMaga (@hopemaga) June 11, 2020
Mayor D’Alesandro continued, “Today with our nation beset by subversive groups and propaganda which seeks to destroy our national unity, we can look for inspiration to the lives of Lee and Jackson to remind us to be resolute and determined in preserving our sacred institutions … remain steadfast in our determination to preserve freedom, not only for ourselves, but for other liberty-loving nations who are striving to preserve their national unity as free nations.”
“In these days of uncertainty and turmoil, Americans must emulate Jackson’s example and stand like a stone wall against aggression in any form that would seek to destroy the liberty of the world,” he included.
The statue was gotten rid of by means of city board dictum in 2017.
The Lee/Jackson statue in Baltimore’s Wyman Park being gotten rid of at 3: 45 a Listen for my live reports @wbalradio w/ @BryanNehman from N Balt pic.twitter.com/ZpDeDLJuVb
— Scott Wykoff (@ScottWykoff WBAL) August 16, 2017
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Does Pelosi Believe Her Father was a Racist– Or is History More Complicated Than That?
Does Pelosi think her father was a racist for his complimentary words about Jackson and Lee? Or for supporting the erection of such statues?
Or possibly American history is more complex than what she embraces– and her father and his record is a prime example of that.
Regardless of where one bases on this concern, it is difficult for Nancy Pelosi to condemn these monoliths and their developers without discovering the very same issues with their own individual histories, frequently consisting of household.
James Woods subtle point stands. “Awkward” undoubtedly.