GOP Proposal Would Drop Hammer on Statue Vandals

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said on Thursday he plans to introduce legislation withholding federal funding for states and cities that don’t enforce laws protecting statues and monuments. 

His announcement comes in the wake of nationwide protests against racial injustice sparked throughout the country following the police killing of George Floyd in late May.

During protests, there have been instances of demonstrators ripping down and vandalizing statues of historical figures, including those of Robert E. Lee, Francis Scott Key, Ulysses S. Grant, St. Junipero Serra and Christopher Columbus.

“I’ll be introducing legislation to withhold funding from states and cities where leaders fail to uphold the law. The mobs that Democrats encourage suppress speech and punish those who speak out,” McCarthy told reporters on Thursday.

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