Senator Cory Booker Wants Confederate Monuments Off Capitol Hill
Confederate monuments have been in the news for years but since Charlottesville, the talk is intensifying.
As the number of cities removing Confederate monuments and statues grows by the day, Senator Cory Booker is taking his own stand. Booker plans to introduce a bill to remove statues from the US Capitol that honor Confederate soldiers.
“I will be introducing a bill to remove Confederate statues from the US Capitol building. This is just one step. We have much work to do,” the New Jersey Democrat tweeted Wednesday.
Despite the President calling the monuments “beautiful”, support for removing the monuments grows. Interestingly, most Americans seem to be in favor not of them being destroyed but put in museums.
With Congress in recess, Booker will have to wait to bring his bill to his colleagues, though it is unclear how far the bill would progress.