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Senate Democrats, To A One, Refuse To Defend George Washington Statues

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Every Democrat in the Senate has refused to say whether they support the removal of George Washington statues across the U.S., other than Democratic Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who said we “should listen to (the) argument.”

The Daily Caller contacted every Senate Democrat’s office asking them if they believe George Washington statues should be removed, as statues across the country have been destroyed by rioters or removed by local governments. In early July, Duckworth, a frontrunner to be vice-presidential nominee to 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, said she would be willing to hear out arguments for removing statues of Washington.

“I think we should listen to the argument there,” Duckworth said on CNN. “But remember that the president at Mount Rushmore was standing on ground that was stolen from Native Americans who had actually been given that land during a treaty.”

Here Are All The Senate Democrats Who Have Refused To Comment On Removing George Washington’s Statue:

  • Tammy Baldwin
  • Michael Bennet
  • Richard Blumenthal
  • Cory Booker
  • Sherrod Brown
  • Maria Cantwell
  • Ben Cardin
  • Tom Carper
  • Bob Casey
  • Chris Coons
  • Catherine Cortez Masto
  • Dianne Feinstein
  • Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Kamala Harris
  • Maggie Hassan
  • Martin Heinrich
  • Mazie Hirono
  • Doug Jones
  • Tim Kaine
  • Amy Klobuchar
  • Patrick Leahy
  • Joe Manchin
  • Ed Markey
  • Bob Menendez
  • Jeff Merkley
  • Chris Murphy
  • Patty Murray
  • Gary Peters
  • Jack Reed
  • Jacky Rosen
  • Brian Schatz
  • Chuck Schumer
  • Jeanne Shaheen
  • Krysten Sinema
  • Tina Smith
  • Debbie Stabenow
  • Jon Tester
  • Tom Udall
  • Chris Van Hollen
  • Mark Warner
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Sheldon Whitehouse
  • Ron Wyden
  • Independent Sen. Angus King
  • Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders

Rioters have continued to try to take down statues, including the President Andrew Jackson statue in front of the White House while attempting to create a “Black House Autonomous Zone.” Police stepped up and made sure the statue was not taken down. (RELATED: George Washington Monument Defaced In New York City)

A statue of Washington was also covered with red paint in New York City, as protests continue throughout the country. (RELATED: WARNING GRAPHIC: We Spent A Few Hours On Black Lives Matter Plaza — Here’s What It Looked Like)

President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the removal of statues and has said protesters who try to remove them should be arrested.