Jeh Johnson: Removing Confederate Statues A Matter Of "Public Safety And Security"


Obama administration DHS secretary Jeh Johnson weighs in on the issue of removing statues of historical figures deemed to be racist or oppressive.

What alarms so many of us, from a security perspective, is that so many of the statues, the Confederate monuments, are now, modern-day, becoming symbols and rallying points for white nationalism, for neo-Nazis, for the KKK. And this is most alarming. We fought a world war against Nazism. The KKK rained terror on African-Americans for generations. And so a number of Americans, rightly, Republican and Democrat, are very concerned and very alarmed. And I salute those in cities and states who are taking down a lot of these monuments for reasons of public safety and security.

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