A GeorgiaDemocrat has denounced the concept of elevating a statue of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas statue, saying she would like to maintain a Confederate monument. 

The proposal to show a statue of Thomas on the Georgia statehouse grounds has proved divisive among the many legislature. Georgia Republicans have strongly endorsed the plan, however Georgia Democrats have taken a extra hardline opposition. 

“I’d rather them keep a Confederate monument than a statue of Clarence Thomas,” Democratic state Rep. Donna McLeod advised the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “That’s how much I don’t like the idea.”

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McLeod’s remark remembers the fierce outcry from Democrats who demanded the quick removing of Confederate monuments nationwide as protesters within the wake of George Floyd’s demise engaged within the destruction and removing of statues depicting both slave house owners or Confederate heroes. 

Democrats strongly opposed Thomas’ appointment to the Supreme Court when allegations of sexual harassment got here to mild. Anita Hill’s allegations led to rigorous Senate Judiciary Committee hearings led by then-Sen. Joe Biden.

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Thomas proceeded to his submit following a well-known and impassioned speech in his protection, however Democrats haven’t forgotten the allegations and proceed to boost them. 

However, some consider that Thomas deserves celebration following his profession on the bench. Thomas is the second Black justice to ever serve on the Court and is presently the longest-serving justice. 

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State Sen. Jason Anavitarte stated it’s “only fitting and proper” to honor Thomas, a local of Pin Point in Chatham County, Georgia. 

“Thomas deserves to be memorialized so Georgians for years to come can recognize this man and what he accomplished,” stated Republican Georgia state Sen. Brian Strickland. 

Four Confederate monuments stay on metropolis property in Atlanta, in response to The Daily Caller. An advisory committee in 2017 was shaped to evaluation Confederate road names and monuments in Georgia.