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Maryland’s governor requests statue be removed from State House grounds, hopefully before a mob does it

A quick look through Twitchy’s archives shows that the drive to take down Confederate statues and rename schools and state buildings has been picking up steam for quite a while. Remember back in 2015, when awoman climbed the flagpole in front of the South Carolina State House and pulled down the flag after Gov. Nikki Haley had already called for it to be taken down and placed in a museum? Activists have decided that things need to move more quickly; hence, the mob who toppled a Confederate monument in Durham, N.C., Monday night, reportedly to a chant of “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!” Unless you have a statue of Lenin on your grounds, they might come to your city next.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan made it clear through a statement Tuesday that a statue of formerChief JusticeRoger B. Taney on the State House grounds doesn’t sit right with him anymore, and he’s requesting that it be taken down presumably during daylight by authorized workers.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2017/08/15/marylands-governor-requests-statue-be-removed-from-state-house-grounds-hopefully-before-a-mob-does-it/

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