The Hill reports:
Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday that the United States should be building more monuments around the country, not tearing them down. Pence was asked on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning whether he supported local municipalities around the country in their efforts to remove Confederate statues in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and told the hosts that while he thinks the statues are a “local decision,” he would rather see more monuments constructed than torn down.
“Obviously, I think [whether to remove the monuments] should always be a local decision,” Pence told Fox News. “And with regard to the U.S. Capitol, should be state decisions.” “I’m someone who believes in more monuments, not less monuments,” Pence continued. “What we ought to do is remember our history.” Pence called for monuments of civil rights heroes and others who have advanced “progress,” arguing that America’s monuments should tell the country’s full history.
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