Ga. Lawmaker Authors Bills To Abolish Confederate Monuments In Peach State

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Georgia Rep. Shelly Hutchinson says taxpayer dollars should not be used to fund and upkeep Confederate monuments on public property.

“The reason why the Confederate Army was fighting was to keep slavery, to keep human beings in bondage,” said Hutchinson, who represents District 107. “They were giving their lives for this because they wanted to keep slavery that bad.”

Hutchinson, who authored House Bills 237 and 238, was a guest on Monday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

During her conversation with show host Rose Scott, Hutchinson explained why she filed the bills and shared what she feels needs to happen to the nation’s largest controversial Confederate memorial at Stone Mountain Park.

The lawmaker also expressed that the United States is a divided country that needs to heal and for healing to happen, reconciliation has to take place with the removal and banning of Confederate monuments.


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