Skip to comments.Joe Biden: Government must protect monuments to Washington, Jefferson, Columbus
Posted on 06/30/2020 2:09:17 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday said the federal government has a responsibility to protect statues and monuments of historical figures like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Christopher Columbus.
Speaking at a press conference in Wilmington, Del., the former vice president defended monuments dedicated to past presidents who owned slaves. Biden made the case that those public statues should be preserved, while monuments to Confederate leaders should be removed peacefully by local officials.
The idea of comparing whether or not George Washington owned slaves or Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, and somebody who was in rebellion committing treason trying to take down a union to keep slavery, I think theres a distinction there, Biden said.
The idea of bringing down all those Confederate monuments to Confederate soldiers and generals who strongly supported secession and maintaining slavery and going to war to do it, I think those statues belong in museums, they dont belong in public places," he continued.
"I think with regard to those statues and monuments, like the Jefferson Memorial, theres an obligation that the government protect those monuments because theyre different. Thats a remembrance, its not dealing with revering somebody who had that view. They had much broader views. They may have had things in their past that were now and then distasteful, but thats a judgment.
The former vice president argued that local governments should lead in the peaceful removal of statues glorifying the leaders of the Confederacy. But he said that he understands the anger and anguish of those who would like to see them toppled by protesters.
I can understand the anger and anguish that people feel by having for years and years been under the statue of Robert E. Lee if youre an African American, Biden said.
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But Loony Joe won’t be doing it.
Biden is obviously a racist cracker. Progressives should write in Bernie.
He just took away the one thing Trump could have won on - protecting our history. Trump did too little too late. I don’t know who’s advising Trump, but they’ve got to do a better job.
Watch for Biden to come out in favor of “law and order” any moment now.
Ya hear that BLM/ANTIFA? Biden supports the Racist-Capitalist Patriarchy! Time to run your own candidate and show the DNC you mean business!
Little late aren’t ya boy.
Joe Birdbrain is a day late and a dollar short again.
That’s good if I believed it.
Once the left get a hold of him, as they have the democratic party, it’s over. He’ll be their prisoner.
He’s dirty, he’s inarticulate and he should be in prison. We see you, we hear you, we smell you, Sniffer.
“Speaking at a press conference in Wilmington, Del...”
Wow, Biden is sure burning up the campaign trail, isn’t he?
1) I think those statues belong in public squares of the locations that originally put them up. It's local history and there is no need to hide it or be ashamed of it.
2) A museum filled with Confederate statues would be a complete target for people "outraged" over a museum with the gall to "celebrate" white supremacy.
“He just took away the one thing Trump could have won on - protecting our history.”
Where have you been? Trump came out LONG AGO against removing out heritage (statues) The Administration has made multiple statements regarding preservation of our history.
polling must be turning horrible for the dems over their little ferals in the streets.
“He just took away the one thing Trump could have won on - protecting our history. Trump did too little too late. I dont know whos advising Trump, but theyve got to do a better job. Watch for Biden to come out in favor of law and order any moment now.”
Actually, this works in Trump’s favor. The loony left fringe (essentially, Bernie voters) will not be happy, and this will reduce their turnout for Biden.
So do you!
Its pretty clear thats what Trumps position already is. He can poke holes all over that position of Bidens because all the Dem mayors and Governors are already failing to act. Bidens party will do nothing to protect the founders legacy no matter what Biden says. We have dozens of photos and videos to demonstrate that.
The polling data has come in so Biden can take a timid stand.
Um..POTUS has said this a thousand times, tweeted about it, took heat about it THREE YEARS AGO ie..Charlottesville.
He signed an EO over it.
Yet Biden parrots something his handlers tell him probably due to polling, and now he's got a winning issue?
Seriously, some people on this site are either trolls are just clueless.
Not necessary. We know who this POS is and his propagandists are.
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