Sunday, August 27, 2017

Nancy Pelosi's father helped dedicate Confederate monument

Via Bill

At left, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; at right, the Lee-Jackson monument in Baltimore, Md.

Kellyanne Conway Retweeted Red Alert Politics
That's rich.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has ramped up calls to remove "reprehensible" Confederate statues from the halls of Congress -- but left unsaid in her public denunciations is that her father helped dedicate such a statue decades ago while mayor of Baltimore. 

It was May 2, 1948, when, according to a Baltimore Sun article from that day, “3,000” looked on as then-Governor William Preston Lane Jr. and Pelosi’s father, the late Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., spoke at the dedication of a monument to honor Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. 

The article said Lane delivered a speech, and Mayor D’Alesandro “accepted” the memorial.

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