Georgia Dem would rather keep Confederate monument than raise Clarence Thomas statue

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  3 weeks ago  •  6 comments

By:   Peter Aitken (MSN)

Georgia Dem would rather keep Confederate monument than raise Clarence Thomas statue
A Georgia Democrat has denounced the idea of raising a statue of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas statue, saying she would prefer to keep a Confederate monument.

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A GeorgiaDemocrat has denounced the idea of raising a statue of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas statue, saying she would prefer to keep a Confederate monument.

The proposal to display a statue of Thomas on the Georgia statehouse grounds has proved divisive among the legislature. Georgia Republicans have strongly endorsed the plan, but Georgia Democrats have taken a more hardline opposition.

"I'd rather them keep a Confederate monument than a statue of Clarence Thomas," Democratic state Rep. Donna McLeod told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "That's how much I don't like the idea."

McLeod's comment recalls the fierce outcry from Democrats who demanded the immediate removal of Confederate monuments nationwide as protesters in the wake of George Floyd's death engaged in the destruction and removal of statues depicting either slave owners or Confederate heroes.

Democrats strongly opposed Thomas' appointment to the Supreme Court when allegations of sexual harassment came to light. Anita Hill's allegations led to rigorous Senate Judiciary Committee hearings led by then-Sen. Joe Biden.

Thomas proceeded to his post following a famous and impassioned speech in his defense, but Democrats have not forgotten the allegations and continue to raise them.

However, some believe that Thomas deserves celebration following his career on the bench. Thomas is the second Black justice to ever serve on the Court and is currently the longest-serving justice.

State Sen. Jason Anavitarte said it's "only fitting and proper" to honor Thomas, a native of Pin Point in Chatham County, Georgia.

"Thomas deserves to be memorialized so Georgians for years to come can recognize this man and what he accomplished," said Republican Georgia state Sen. Brian Strickland.

Four Confederate monuments remain on city property in Atlanta, according to The Daily Caller. An advisory committee in 2017 was formed to review Confederate street names and monuments in Georgia.


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Texan1211
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1  seeder  Texan1211    3 weeks ago

I guess that the representative just never was all that bothered by Confederate statues and monuments.

Seems like a strange sentiment to have, preferring confederate monuments to a monument dedicated to an African-American who made good.

 
 
 
JBB
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2  JBB    3 weeks ago

She was being sarcastic to make a point. A good one.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2    3 weeks ago

No she wasn't.

How stupid must she be to prefer a confederate monument to one of a successful black man who is the longest-standing current member of SCOTUS?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago
McLeod's comment recalls the fierce outcry from Democrats who demanded the immediate removal of Confederate monuments nationwide as protesters in the wake of George Floyd's death engaged in the destruction and removal of statues depicting either slave owners or Confederate heroes.

This statement is absurd. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @3    3 weeks ago

What is absurd is the woman's opinion.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4  seeder  Texan1211    3 weeks ago

McLeod is a special kind of idiot.

This attitude of hers proves to me that confederate monuments really just aren't that big a deal to worry over.

They certainly don't seem to bother her any!

 
 
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