Rosendale Statement on Attacks on American History
Washington, June 29, 2021
Washington, D.C. - Today, Representative Rosendale will vote against a measure to remove certain statues from the Capitol Complex.
“The South lost, and our Union is strong today, and the great victory of our constitutional government in the Civil War over slavery and secession should be celebrated. Unfortunately, Democrats, animated by the Critical Race Theory concepts of structural racism, microaggressions, and a United States based solely on white supremacy, have chosen to remove statues that underscore the failures of our pre-1861 Constitution. Make no mistake, those who won the West and George Washington are next.”
On April 20, 2021 the National Archives released a report concluding that the Capitol Rotunda was an example of structural racism, a building that “lauds wealthy White men in the nation’s founding while marginalizing BIPOC, women, and other communities.” The DC City Government proposed replacing the Washington Monument. Other statues that were the target of mob action include Junipero Serra, Ulysses S. Grant, and Francis Scott Key. Rep. Rosendale’s position is that loyalty to the United States involves recognition of its history, bad and good, and that the Left’s iconoclasm over the previous two years, aided and abetted by the Democratic party, is unwarranted and unwise.