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Congress Votes to Remove Confederate Statues from U.S. Capitol

Dan Crenshaw recently joined a Democratic majority in their efforts to remove statues of Confederate leaders from the U.S. Capitol.

Joining Crenshaw was a list of 67 House Republicans who also voted in favor of the bill set to remove the statues of people who voluntarily served the Confederate States, which passed 285 to 120.

It is not the first time that Crenshaw calls for their removal, as he voted for the bill last year justifying his move on the allegation that the statues belonged to Democratic figures.

However, as reported by the Houston Chronicle, while the Democratic Party did include many segregationists through the 1960s, Democratic leaders have been more closely associated with civil rights for the past half century.

President Lyndon Johnson successfully pushed for passage of civil and voting rights legislation in the ’60s, and more recently Democrats have sought to expand opportunities for Black and Latino voters.

Crenshaw has also been making headlines recently and facing backlash for attacking U.S. Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry in the media, for being an activist athlete.

Berry triggered Crenshaw’s anger when she turned away from the U.S flag during the national anthem at the U.S. track and field trials, as her way of raising awareness on social injustice in the country.

“We don’t need any more activist athletes. She should be removed from the team,” Crenshaw said during an interview on Fox.

RA Staff
RA Staff
Written by RA News staff.


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