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Virginia Governor Suffers Setback From Judge – He Just Ordered 90-Day Delay Of Lee Statue Removal
By Adam Casalino|August 4, 2020
Virginia Governor Suffers Setback From Judge – He Just Ordered 90-Day Delay Of Lee Statue Removal

What’s Happening:

During the height of the Summer riots, radical activists went after historical statues across the country.

Left-wing governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, bowed to the mob when he announced a Robert E. Lee statue would be removed.

He encountered a snag though since the state promised to protect the statue in the original bill that installed it.

Now, a judge is ruling against Northam’s hasty decision:

A judge issued an injunction on Monday that blocks Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam from removing a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from state property in Richmond for another 90 days.

According to The Associated Press, Richmond Circuit Court Judge W. Reilly Marchant dismissed a lawsuit filed by a descendant of someone who signed the 1890 deed that transferred ownership of the statue to the state, but he also forbade the state from taking the statue down.

A judge ruled that the statue could not be taken down, at least for 90 days.

Radical activists did not stop in demanding Confederate statues be removed. These same rioters torn down numerous statues of Washington, Jefferson, and even tarnished the Lincoln Memorial.

President Trump condemned the violence, as Democrats embraced or even encouraged it nationwide.

Although the left is bowing to the woke mob, it appears most Americans strongly oppose the destruction of landmarks, monuments, and statues.

Especially those that honor our history or commemorate important figures.

Gov. Northam has been aggressive in pushing a far-left agenda onto the state of Virginia. Thanks to a Democratic majority in the state government, he has been able to get many of his changes passed.

The governor outraged many Virginians when he pushed some of the strictest gun control outside of Chicago. Even though thousands of residents protested, he forced much of it through, anyway.

His attempt to placate radical activists is consistent with his far-left views. Democrats across the country appeared very quick to bow to the demands of those that burned churches, attacked courthouses, or vandalized statues.

Meanwhile, Americans continue to express outrage or a lack of support for such movements. As well, they reject any attempts to defund police departments, another move pushed by activists and embraced by many Democrats.

Key Takeaways:

  • After nationwide riots and attacks against statues, Gov. Northam announced the removal of a General Lee statue.
  • A judge ruled the statue could not be removed for 90 days.
  • Northam has pushed a radical, far-left agenda since gaining a Democratic majority in the state.

Source: Daily Wire

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Adam Casalino
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
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