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Joe Biden: Gov't has an 'obligation' to protect monuments to Washington, Jefferson, and ... Columbus

Joe Biden: Gov't has an 'obligation' to protect monuments to Washington, Jefferson, and ... Columbus

Far-left woke radicals have been taking advantage of current racial justice protests to attempt to tear down several memorials of historical figures important to the United States' founding and heritage.

Set aside the controversial statues of Confederate leaders and military men, these leftist are determined to see monuments to the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, Christopher Columbus, Abraham Lincoln, and others removed from the public square.

He began by noting that memorials for Confederates who fought against the United States in support of secession and slavery "belong in museums; they don't belong in public places."

"With regard to those statues and monuments, like the Jefferson Memorial or whatever, I think there's an obligation that the government protect those monuments," he said, noting that they were "different" because they were "a remembrance" and not a "revering" of people known for their controversial views on race and slavery.

"Taking down, toppling a Christopher Columbus statue or George Washington's statue or et cetera," Biden continued, "I think that is something that the government has an opportunity and a responsibility to protect from happening."

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