Radical leftists looking to completely dismantle the foundation of America got a nasty surprise from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday.
Though Pelosi had aligned herself with anti-Trump, anti-American protesters for weeks, she finally drew a line at toppling statues of the Founders, telling reporters that she will not push for the removal of Capitol statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
Pelosi recently moved to create a bipartisan panel to remove the likenesses of 13 Confederate generals and leaders on Capitol Hill, and leftists saw an opportunity to expand the scope of proposed legislation, though Pelosi is resistant to the idea thus far.
“I do believe that if people have committed treason against the United States of America, their statues should not be in the Capitol,” Pelosi said.
After political agitators recently won the battle against Confederate statues and monuments, they began pushing to remove iconic monuments such as Mount Rushmore, the Emancipation Memorial, and statues of Jefferson and Washington.
When asked if she would approve the removal of those monuments, Pelosi told reporters, “it’s not about Washington and Jefferson, it’s about Alexander Stephens.” Stephens was a Democrat politician that served as vice president to the Confederate States. A statue of his likeness has resided in the National Statuary Hall since 1927.
Pelosi appears to be attempting to toe the line between satisfying the radical leftist contingent of the Democrat party and not enraging the silent majority enough to lose her power.
It’s a delicate balance and one that leftists like her entire San Francisco constituency are unlikely to allow her to escape from unscathed.
Rioters in Pelosi’s city toppled a statue of former President Ulysses S. Grant — the Union general responsible for defeating the Confederacy in the Civil War — on Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of American slaves by the Union.