Watch Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine explain this to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia:
- Robert E. Lee, as Pingree points out, was born in 1807. That is thirty-one years after the Declaration of Independence and twenty years after the framing of the Constitution. This means he was not a “founding father.”
- I agree that the Charlottesville Robert E. Lee monument should have been removed. I can understand why it got melted down, but I would prefer to have it placed in a museum somewhere so that future generations can learn about the Confederacy and the Unite the Right rally.
- Monuments are not “history.” If Marjorie Taylor Greene is so concerned about history she should work toward a bipartisan spending bill to improve the teaching of good American history in our schools.