Most country’s have monuments to their heroes of foreign wars. The United States, though, is one of the few that honors the people that fought against their county. That is slowly starting to change as statues of Confederate leaders have been taken town around the US.
While it is clearly something that should have been done a long time ago, Fox News is still seething. During a Saturday segment, Pete Hegseth and Rachel Campos-Duffy whined about the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Hegseth began, “I mean, if the local authorities vote to take it down, that is their prerogative, and it has nothing to do with relitigating the Civil War but I don’t like any of the statute tearing down. Any of it at all. And not because of what it stands for or doesn’t stand for, because it is an attempt to erase our history as opposed to understand it and learn from it. As opposed to just canceling it out.”
Campos-Duffy then weighed in, “And that’s what they’re doing in France. And the prime minister, Macron, said that not one statue will come down, this is part of France’s history — the good, the bad, the ugly. And so that’s how they’re approaching it. They actually looked at us and said we don’t want that.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
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