Virginia Taliban Removes Confederate Memorials and Artifacts from Old House Chamber Museum Under Cover of Darkness
Under cover of
darkness, and against the wishes of the majority of Virginia's citizens, House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, oordered the
removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the state
Capitol Thursday along with busts and artifacts representing eight men
who served in the Confederacy. The
statuary removed Thursday night was located in the Old House Chamber, a
room where delegates met before the building was expanded, which is now
used as a museum and for historical tours, ironically, exactly where
these leftists typically say our Confederate memorials belong.
Virginia Democrat Taliban continues its work. Remember how they said
statues and artifacts belonged in a museum? Apparently not. The statues were in a museum called the OLD House Chamber where the events of the War
Between the States era actually occurred and where the legislature of
the Confederacy actually met are now removed.
has a unique and remarkable history.... and we exist now on the same
spot where it all unfolded. NOT commemorating that history and the
people who were legendary leaders 150 years ago is anti-intellectual and
Last night’s secret removal is shameful.
it was Democrats who acted like the Taliban. Remember and support only
those who will replace everything removed once we regain control of the
office sclaims the state constitution and the rules of the House gave
her the authority to make changes to the space, including by removing
Filler-Corn was born in New York, and raised in New Jersey.
announced that she formed a “Speaker’s Advisory Group on State Capitol
Artifacts” to advise her on what to do with the removed memorials and
possible further actions. She appointed Del. Delores McQuinn,
D-Richmond, to oversee the group.
artifacts at the Capitol are a painful reminder of the deep-rooted
wounds of slavery and 401 years of oppression,” McQuinn said in a
statement. “These Confederate artifacts are constant reminders of
individuals who had no intentions of guaranteeing justice, equality and
equity for all. I am proud of Speaker Filler-Corn for taking this action
to not only remove these hateful symbols, but also create a process to
make sure our State Capitol reflects our ideals.”
In a statement, Minority Leader Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, criticized the statue’s removal:
Speaker’s statement reaffirming her commitment to telling the whole
history of the Commonwealth is perplexing, given the fact that that the
Lee statute in the old House chamber literally marks the spot where Lee
accepted his general’s commission, setting off some of the most historic
and tragic events in our nation’s history. Unlike the Lee monument on
Monument Avenue, this statue is a historical marker. Another historical
reality is that the Capitol building itself served as the Confederate
Capitol, a fact that should no doubt force the Speaker’s new Advisory
Group to recommend that it be razed to the ground.”
is heartbreaking, to say the least, but certainly doesn't come as a
surprise to any of us who have watched the Democrats and their EVIL,
vindictive actions since they gained control of our legislature in
We understand, like few others, that all of this destruction and
desecration is because 150+ years later, liberal Democrats are still
terrified of the Confederacy and what we stood for...and they know full
well it had NOTHING to do with slavery or race.
It was the last time Godly men of honor and valor had the courage to stand against evil tyranny...and THAT scares them to death.