State lawmaker files bill to remove Virginia's Robert E. Lee statue from U.S. Capitol

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Del. Mark Levine, D-Alexandria, isn’t sure which Virginian should represent the state in the collection of statues at the U.S. Capitol, but he thinks it shouldn’t be Robert E. Lee.

To that end, Levine has filled a bill to remove Virginia’s Lee statue from the National Statuary Hall Collection — where each state honors two of its luminaries — and set up a state commission to create a new statue to take the Confederate general’s place.

“Is he the second-best Virginian in all of Virginia history that we need to honor? Is he? Really?” said Levine, an attorney who has served in the House since 2016.

Read entire article at Richmond Times-Dispatch

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