House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Thursday said that he will be introducing legislation that withholds federal funding from states that do not stop vandals from destroying historic monuments and property.
“Ill be introducing legislation to withhold funding from states and cities, whos leaders fail to uphold the law. The mobs that Democrats encouraged suppress speech and punish those who speak out. Democrats encourage it because they think it is a distraction that their agenda can skate by unnoticed. They see it as a supplement to the radical movement in the streets,” McCarthy said at a press conference Thursday.
Memorials to the nations Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington have been torn down by vandals during protests in recent weeks. Trump singled out the defacement of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, a nonviolent Indian activist, and the takedown of a statue of Ulysses S. Grant, who played a major role in defeating the Confederacy during the Civil War.
In late June, protestors attempted to topple a statue of former U.S. President Andrew Jackson near the White House and the Emancipation Memorial of President Lincoln.
“Whether it is a monument of Abraham Lincoln freeing the slave or of four of our greatest presidents Democrats no longer view the richness of our countrys history worthy. Not only do they want to erase our past, they want to radically change the way we live today. The mobs that Democrats encourage destroy property,” added McCarthy.
Republicans have spoken out against the removal, and destruction of historic American Statues, monuments, and other property, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Thursday said that he will be introducing legislation which withholds federal funding from states that do not stop vandals from destroying historic monuments and property.
In a statement Wednesday, McCarthy called out Speaker of the House Nancey Pelosi (D-Calif.) for not speaking against the destructions of historic monuments by mobs, “Perhaps the speaker is being silent on the rioters and criminals who continue to destroy and deface the heroes and history of our country and assault innocent citizens, because she wants to appease the radical left,” said McCarthy said.
Speaker Pelosis office did not immediately return a request for a comment on the issue.
While Pelosi has made clear the reason why she wants confederate statues removed from the nations Capitol, she has not made any official statement about the destruction of property and monuments that have been destroyed across many U.S. cities.Read More From Source