It started with Confederate generals and now it’s progressed to the first president of the United States of America.
Radical Democrats are on a statue and name-erasing spree in their quest for justice and to right every wrong throughout our country’s history.
But wait, there’s more.
Colorado’s own do-nothing Senator Michael Bennet is in on the scheme to appear all righteous and anti-racist by
doing nothing substantial renaming things.
Richard Russell spent his career defending segregation, opposing civil rights, and blocking anti-lynching bills.
It is long past time we renamed the Russell Senate Building to honor someone else.
Who should it be?
— Michael Bennet (@SenatorBennet) June 11, 2020
For those of you who don’t know the name of every building in Washington, D.C., that’s the U.S. Senate office building where Bennet has worked without complaint his entire Senate career.
It never bothered Bennet, until this week, that his very own office building was named after a Democrat who opposed civil rights or federalizing the crime of lynching?
Of course it never bothered Bennet, because it was not politically expedient to do so.
Just like it never bothered Senate Democrats to work alongside U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd from 1959 to 2010, who was an actual member of the Ku Klux Klan!
Why not rename all those buildings and roads named after Byrd, too? Like the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building in Charleston and the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse and Federal Building in Beckley, West Virginia? Or the Robert C. Byrd Federal Correctional Institution?
Or what about all these?
The Robert C. Byrd Bridge crosses the Ohio River between Huntington, West Virginia and Chesapeake, Ohio.
-Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University in Huntington
-Robert C. Byrd Academic and Technology Center, Marshall University Graduate College
-Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center, Marshall University
-Robert C. Byrd Cancer Research Laboratory, West Virginia University
-Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, Shepherd University
-Robert C. Byrd Center for Pharmacy Education, University of Charleston
-Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health, Marshall University
-Robert C. Byrd Clinical Teaching Center, Charleston Area Medical Center
-Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, Green Bank, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Hardwood Technologies Center, Princeton, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Health and Wellness Center, Bethany College
-Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University
-Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Charleston Division, Charleston, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd High School, Clarksburg, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Institute for Composites Technology Bridgeport,
-Robert C. Byrd Library, Wheeling, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Library University of Charleston in Beckley
-Robert C. Byrd Life Long Learning Center, West Virginia University
-Robert C. Byrd Metals Fabrication Center, Rocket Center, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center, Wheeling University
-Robert C. Byrd Regional Training Institute, Camp Dawson, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Science and Technology Center, Shepherd University
-Robert C. Byrd Technology Center, Alderson–Broaddus College
-Robert C. Byrd United Technical Center[
-Robert C. Byrd Hilltop Office Complex, Rocket Center, West Virginia
-Robert C. Byrd Industrial Park, Moorefield
Byrd claimed later in life to be reformed, apologized for his involvement in the Klan, and that was accepted by his Democrat colleagues who try and forget about it. It’s those pesky Republicans who are the constant reminders about Byrd’s past.
Erasing names from the past won’t change history.
All it does is help liberals and Democrats feel better about themselves and delude themselves into believing that’s the solution to racism.
And for politicians like Bennet, it’s just a talking point for their reelection when someone asks what he did to stop police brutality.
When Bennet is up for reelection in 2022, he can truthfully answer that he tried to rename his office building.