Reeves silent on Mississippi’s statues in DC Capitol

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Reeves silent on U.S. Senate letter asking about changing Mississippi’s statues in Washington
Hosemann, Gunn also refuse to address issue with election year looming

(Daily Journal) While state lawmakers were passionately debating if Mississippi should scrap its official flag that displayed a Confederate emblem, a U.S. senator asked state leaders if they were also interested in changing its other symbols connected to the Confederacy.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, then-chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, wrote to Gov. Tate Reeves on June 24, 2020, informing him that another U.S. senator, Cory Booker of New Jersey, had filed legislation to remove all statues connected to the Confederacy from the U.S. Capitol.
While Blunt, a Republican from Missouri, believed Booker’s bill would not gain any traction because there was already a federal law mandating how statues in the National Statuary Hall Collection could get replaced, he still wanted to know what Mississippi’s intentions were about its statues honoring Jefferson Davis and J.Z. George…Read the rest
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