Washington, D.C.’s local government advisory commission has recommended name changes for many schools and government buildings, and wants Mayor Muriel Bowser to ask the federal government to “remove, relocate, or contextualize” certain memorials – including the Washington Monument.
“The Working Group’s research revealed that more than 70% of assets named in the District of Columbia are named for white men, many of whom were not District residents,” the “DC Faces” report stated.
BREAKING: DC Mayor Bowser's advisory board calls for removal of Washington Monument pic.twitter.com/hfyxjUrMRV
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 1, 2020
DC Democrats hell-bent on erasing American history
The review began after protests were held over the police killing of George Floyd, which included plenty of friction between protesters and and DC police.
The name changes on public federal buildings and spaces included U.S. Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Zachary Taylor, John Tyler, and Woodrow Wilson, along with historical figures like Alexander Graham Bell and Francis Scott Key.
White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah tweeted, “Spoiler alert: @MayorBowser‘s report recommends: ‘removing, relocating, or contextualizing’ the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, & Benjamin Franklin statue to name a few.”
Spoiler alert: @MayorBowser's report recommends: "removing, relocating, or contextualizing" the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, & Benjamin Franklin statue to name a few https://t.co/uuXkgBrine
— Alyssa Farah (@Alyssafarah) September 1, 2020
Support Conservative Voices!
Sign up to receive the latest political news, insight, and commentary delivered directly to your inbox.
Mayor Muriel Bowser did not address any of the specific details in the report on Tuesday.
“I look forward to reviewing and advancing their recommendations,” the Mayor said on Twitter.
Republicans respond quickly
The recommendations were quickly attacked by Republicans.
GOP strategist Brian Walsh said, “That sound you hear is smart Democratic operatives banging their heads against the wall because this is what we call a softball for the other side.”
That sound you hear is smart Democratic operatives banging their heads against the wall because this is what we call a softball for the other side. https://t.co/S3w0udIbIA
— Brian Walsh (@brianjameswalsh) September 1, 2020
The National Republican Senatorial Committee’s Nathan Brand tweeted, “This is not parody.”
This is not parody…
— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) September 1, 2020
‘What a joke, except it’s not funny anymore’
Spencer Brown of Young Americans for Freedom tweeted, “Mayor Bowser & her working group recommend DC ‘remove, relocate, or contextualize’ the Washington Monument & Jefferson Memorial in order to better reflect DC’s ‘values.”
“Meanwhile, murders are up 15% and shootings are up 45% YOY,” he added. “What a joke, except it’s not funny anymore.”
Mayor Bowser & her working group recommend DC “remove, relocate, or contextualize” the Washington Monument & Jefferson Memorial in order to better reflect DC’s “values.”
Meanwhile, murders are up 15% and shootings are up 45% YOY.
What a joke, except it’s not funny anymore. pic.twitter.com/Z2kBlWnQyn
— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) September 1, 2020
Then a Republican powerhouse weighed in when Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said, “Not on my watch. Never going to happen.”
— Secretary David Bernhardt (@SecBernhardt) September 1, 2020
None of these recommended name changes can happen to federal memorials without the agreement of the federal government.
Read this Next on ThePoliticalInsider.comNancy Pelosi Caught Defying COVID Restrictions, Gets Hair Done At Closed Salon