House Votes 305-113 To Remove Confederate Statues From US Capitol Hall, All No Votes Were Republicans

Courthouse News reports:

A bipartisan House voted to remove statues of historical figures who served the Confederacy from the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, giving the building’s architect $2 million and four months to complete the job.

The bill, which passed the House by a 305-113 vote, mainly targets 12 statues in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall memorializing Confederate leaders, along with a bust of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney — author of the 1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford decision.

That statue is displayed in the former Supreme Court chamber inside the Capitol, immortalizing a decision which declared African Americans, “so far inferior, they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.”