FLASHBACK: Statues Of Washington, Jefferson ‘Need To Come Down’: CNN Commentator

Seeking to inflame racial tensions in America, Democrats suddenly want all statues of Confederate generals removed. Oh, and they now hate Christopher Columbus, too.

It won’t be long until they go after George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and any of the other Founding Fathers they might suddenly decide were racist.

That won’t be a surprise: It’s been the plan all along.

“American history is not all glorious… George Washington was a slave owner, CNN commentator Angela Rye said in August 2017. “We need to call slave owners out for what they are. Whether we think they were protecting American freedom or not, he wasn’t protecting my freedoms,” she said.

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She said all those statues and monuments and memorials need to be torn down.

“To me, I don’t care if it’s a George Washington statue or Thomas Jefferson, they all need to come down,” Rye said.

Here are her full comments, according to Real Clear Politics.

We have to get to the heart of the problem here. The heart is the way many of us were taught American history. American history is not all glorious. I love John to death, but I couldn’t disagree more about George Washington. George Washington was a slave owner. We need to call slave owners out for what they are.

Whether we think they were protecting American freedom or not, he wasn’t protecting my freedoms. I wasn’t someone — my ancestors weren’t deemed human beings. To me, I don’t care if it’s a George Washington statue or Thomas Jefferson, they all need to come down. There is a way to recognize…

I’m not feeding into white supremacy. I’m calling out white supremacy for what it is. And sometimes what it is, John, are blind spots. Sometimes what it is, is not acknowledging this country was built on a very violent past that resulted in death and the rape and the killing of my ancestors. I’m not going to allow us to say it’s OK for Robert E. Lee and not a George Washington. We need to call it what it is.

I don’t say they don’t deserve to be taught about. We definitely need to learn about it so we don’t repeat it. We are close to repeating it right now. I’m not giving any deference to George Washington or Robert E. Lee.