(NewsMax) In the days following events Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called on Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to remove all of the Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol “if Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy.”
“The Confederate statues in the halls of Congress have always been reprehensible,” declared Pelosi.
Pelosi will have to explain why she never tried to take down any of those “reprehensible” statues during her own stint as House speaker herself from 2007-11.
Newsmax also called Pelosi’s office to ask her opinion on another issue regarding her call for the removal of Confederate statues: the powerful praise for statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from the Democratic mayor of her own home city of Baltimore, Maryland, when they were dedicated in 1948.
Her office did not return our call.
The mayor was Pelosi’s father, Democrat Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr.
In a powerful oration before a crowd of more than 3,000, Mayor D’Alesandro made the case for remembering and studying the lives of Lee and Jackson: “World Wars I and II found the North and South fighting for a common cause, and the generalship displayed by these two great men in the War Between the States lived on and were applied in the military plans of our nation and the Pacific areas.”
Referring to contemporaneous efforts by Communists to undermine the U.S. from within, D’Alesandro said “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.”…