Democrats Response to Vandalism
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Democrats call for removal of Confederate statues from
U. S. Capitol
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Sen. Cory Booker, ., will introduce legislation after Congress reconvenes next month calling
WASHINGTON - Sen. Cory Booker, DAN. J., will introduce legislation after Congress reconvenes next month calling for
the removal of at Feast a dozen statues of Confederate soldiers and politicians located inside the US. Capitol.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi wants to remove the statues, too, owing on House Speaker Paul Ryan, a
Republican, to support legislation to do so. Ethic Democratic US. Rep. Tim Ryan made a similar request.
The move follows similar action by many city officials around the country who are considering removal of Confederate
statues and other memorials in an effort to avoid the kind of unrest that occurred in Chart titusville as and white
nationalist groups across the country vow to stage more rallies.
Booker made the announcement Wednesday night on Twitter, saying, "This is just one step. We have much work to do-"
I will be introducing a hill to remove Confederate statues from the US Capitol building. This isjust one step. We have
much work to do. T
Cory Booker (@) August 17, 2017"