Protesters tried to topple a statue of Andrew Jackson today in Lafayette Square, Washington, DC. In response, President Trump cited a little known 2003 legislation and vowed anyone arrested for brining down statues will be met with a prison sentence up to 10 years.
…..This action is taken effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused. There will be no exceptions!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 23, 2020
Calls grow louder to remove statues deemed offensive in glorifying Confederate figures, proponents of slavery, and in Andrew Jackson’s case, those accused of genocide. April Ryan speaks with Congress member Barbara Lee (D-CA) who has introduced legislation to remove Confederate monuments from public view.
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