Last week, Nancy Pelosi stirred controversy with her comments on Confederate statues at the U.S. Capitol building. Despite being in Congress for almost thirty years, many people find it ironic that she just now wants them removed. But, there may be a good reason for her sudden change of heart about Southern history.
Like the fact her father supported Confederate monuments.
Monuments to the Confederacy to do not represent racism and slavery to those educated about the War of Northern Aggression. Nonetheless, that hasn’t stopped the left from pushing that narrative to pander for votes. House Minority Leader Pelosi, recently jumped on the cultural cleansing bandwagon herself.
There are ten Confederate-era statues that stand in the U.S. Capitol, each provided by a different state. Now, after almost three decades of silence, Pelosi wants them removed. “There is no room for celebrating the violent bigotry of the men of the Confederacy in the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol or in places of honor across the country,” said Pelosi in a statement.
However, what Pelosi has failed to mention is that her father, the late Thomas D’Alesandro Jr, supported the monuments. He was present at the dedication of the now removed Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson statues in Baltimore. The following is an excerpt from Mayor D’Alesandro;s speech at the 1948 dedication ceremony:
“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. We must remain steadfast in our determination to preserve freedom, not only for ourselves, but for the other liberty-loving nations who are striving to preserve their national unity as free nations.”
Isn’t it sadly ironic that almost seventy years later, it is “subversive groups” that want these monuments destroyed? One of those groups being the Democratic party led by his daughter. And, of course, liberal media is pushing the “propaganda” he spoke of. D’Alesandro’s words seem almost prophetic.
Senior Counselor to President Trump, Kellyanne Conway, had the perfect response to Pelosi’s hypocrisy.
“That’s rich,” Conway said in a tweet. We wholeheartedly agree. Not surprisingly, Pelosi has refused to comment.