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Carl Votes Against Removing Historical Statues from United States Capitol

June 30, 2021

Carl Votes Against Removing Historical Statues from United States Capitol

 Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) issued the following statement regarding his vote against removing historical statues from the United States Capitol.

One of my first actions in Congress was introducing the American Heritage Protection Act, which would protect our nation’s history from being erased or altered based on the whims of government bureaucrats. Since then, the far left has continued with their attempts to remove, replace, and reconstruct our nation’s history.

I voted against these misguided attempts to remove statues of historical figures from the United States Capitol because I believe the best path forward involves learning from our complex history and avoiding judgment of historical figures based on today’s standards. Now more than ever, we should be focused on protecting our history so we as Americans can engage in honest, accurate, and unifying discussions that enable us to move forward as a nation.

H.R. 3005 directs the Joint Committee on the Library to replace the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the United States Capitol with a bust of Thurgood Marshall to be obtained by the Joint Committee on the Library and to remove certain statues from areas of the United States Capitol which are accessible to the public, to remove all statues of individuals who voluntarily served the Confederate States of America from display in the United States Capitol, and for other purposes.

Congressman Carl’s office can be reached at 202-225-4931.

To find out more about Jerry Carl, visit his website or follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @RepJerryCarl.

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