Virginia Judge Halts Governor’s Plan To Remove Robert E. Lee Statue


A Virginia judge halted Virginia governor’s plan to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, citing a 130-year-old statute.

In a court filing obtained by The Washington Post, an attorney for plaintiff William Gregory argues that Virginia agreed to “faithfully guard it and affectionately protect it,” referring to the statue when the state annexed the land from Henrico County in 1890. Gregory is the grandson of a couple involved in the land deal, according to court documents.

Trending: Did Paul Harvey’s 1965 Broadcast “If I Were the Devil” Predict America’s Downfall?

TDW:

take our poll - story continues below

Will You Be Voting In Person November 3rd?(10)

  • Will You Be Voting In Person November 3rd?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Godfather Politics updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

A Virginia judge has thrown a wrench into Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) plans to remove the iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the state capital.

Richmond Circuit Court Judge Bradley B. Cavedo issued a 10-day injunction on Monday that would keep the statue in place, MRC TV reported. Cavedo ruled that Northam’s directive violated a 130-year-old deed agreement filed in Henrico County that guarantees the statue remains in place and that the commonwealth “faithfully guard it and affectionately protect it.”

As MRC reported, Cavedo’s ruling keeps anyone from preparing the statue to be removed.

Northam’s office vowed to remove the statue anyway.

“Governor Northam remains committed to removing this divisive symbol from Virginia’s capital city, and we’re confident in his authority to do so,” Northam press secretary Alena Yarmosky said in a statement Monday night.

Northam ordered the statue to be removed last Thursday, The Daily Wire reported.

“Today, Virginia is home to more Confederate commemorations than any other state. That’s true because generations ago, Virginia made the decision not to celebrate unity, but to honor the cause of division,” Northam tweeted at the time. “The statue of Robert E. Lee is the most prominent. Lee himself didn’t want a monument, but Virginia built one any way. Instead of choosing to heal the wounds of the American civil war, they chose to keep them on display.” More

Leave all the statues alone. Good, bad, or in between, doesn’t really matter. It’s our history and it should remain. How about we don’t destroy it, but instead learn from it. How many people are willing to stand up to stop this Democratic lunacy of erasing our history?

Don't forget to Like Godfather Politics on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.

Become an insider!

Sign up for the free Godfather Politics email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

Previous WATCH: Black Georgia State Trooper Refuses to Kneel to Black Lives Matter
Next Twitter Locks Out Actor James Woods for Tweeting Names of Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon to the right of the comment, and report it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation. If you don't see a commenting section below, please disable your adblocker.