Thursday, September 21, 2017

NC Senate leader wants Gov. Cooper to withdraw request to move Confederate monuments

 This June 23, 2015 file photo shows the statue To The North Carolina Women of the Confederacy on the NC State Capitol grounds.

Senate leader Phil Berger said Gov. Roy Cooper’s attempt to move three Confederate monuments from the Capitol grounds would not stand up in court if he succeeds.

In a letter to Cooper his office released Thursday, Berger, a Republican, said the commission does not have the authority to approve the petition. The commission would lose if the residents challenged the move in court, he wrote.

The N.C. Historical Commission is set to consider the Cooper administration’s request Friday morning to move three monuments from Raleigh to Bentonville Battlefield in Johnston County, the site of the state’s largest Civil War battle.


  1. Request all you like Senator Berger. Gov. Cooper is a Liberal Democrat in a state that's fading from red to blue rapidly. He's not going to listen to common sense theme of maintaining legitimate historical icons.