Pelosi: Remove Confederate Statues From US Capitol

Axios reports:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to the chairs of the Joint Committee on the Library on Wednesday requesting that the panel remove 11 Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall collection.

The latest: Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the vice chair of the Joint Committee on the Library, responded in a statement that she agrees that “these symbols of cruelty and bigotry” be “expediently” removed from the halls of the Capitol. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), the committee chair, has not yet responded.

Read Pelosi’s full letter.