Confederate-era statues are being targeted for extinction by Democratic members of the US Congress in response to the recent violence at a Charlottesville, Virginia white supremacist rally.
The rioting that broke out between KKK, white nationalist and ANTIFA anarchist unfortunately left dozens injured, and claimed the life of one person.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), who penned a letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott, Speaker Richard Corcoran, and Senate President Joe Negron, asking the Florida legislature to convene a special session to speed up the replacement of a Confederate-era statue in the U.S. Capitol, has now been joined by fellow Democratic members of the House, Reps Ted Deutch, Lois Frankel, and Alcee Hastings.
While liberal Democrats are pressing for the removal of Confederate statues, Republicans are now advocating for the removal of former KKK Grand Dragon and U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (D) statue from the West Virginia state capitol,
The Shark Tank caught up with Rep. Ted Deutch (D) at his congressional town hall meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and asked him about his position favoring the removal of the statues.
Deutch said that he has “been clear from the start that this whole debate” was “not about statues,” adding that it was “about a lot more than statues.
When we asked him if Senator Byrd’s statue should be removed, Rep. Deutch answered ‘yes,” but appeared to be bothered with the question.