House to vote Wednesday on removing Confederate statues from Capitol
The House on Wednesday will vote on removing Confederate statues from the Capitol, with Democrats saying "shameful reminders of systemic racism" no longer should be honored inside the home of U.S. democracy.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and members of the Congressional Black Caucus made the moral case for removing the statues that have symbolized America's history of slavery and oppression of African Americans.
"This day is about doing better," Hoyer, D-Md., said in a news conference ahead of the floor debate. "Recognizing our faults, not honoring them. And relegating...