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.
Judge Halts Virginia Governor’s Plan To Remove Robert E. Lee Statue, Cites 130-Year-Old Statute https://t.co/I4MQs1EnEE
— Ben Owen (@hrkbenowen) June 9, 2020
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.
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