Newly elected Texas Republican Celebration Chair Allen West mentioned on Friday that the concentrating on of the Christopher Columbus statues in Chicago is a “distraction” over the violence that has erupted.
“Should you take a look at all of the murders and the scenario occurring in Chicago, I didn’t know that Christopher Columbus was liable for that,” Lt. Col. West instructed “Fox & Associates.”
“So, clearly, you needed to take down his statue and that’s going to unravel all of the murders and the crime that’s occurring.”
Staff arrived beneath cowl of darkness early Friday to take away a Christopher Columbus statue from Chicago’s Grant Park – per week after rioters clashed with metropolis police as they tried to tear the statue down.
The statue was being eliminated partly to de-escalate tensions between protesters and police as unrest continues within the nation’s third-largest metropolis, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the choice to take away the statue — in addition to one other Columbus one in Little Italy earlier Thursday, in accordance with FOX 32 in Chicago.
Movies and nonetheless photos posted on social media confirmed the statue draped in a material as a crane pulled as much as dislodge it from a pedestal earlier than driving off.
West mentioned that liberal and progressive public officers are becoming a member of forces with “mobs and the cancel tradition.”
“I can’t perceive what Christopher Columbus has to do with George Floyd, however, but, I suppose Rahm Emanuel, the earlier Chicago mayor, mentioned by no means let a superb disaster go to waste. We proceed to see the actions and actions of the left concerning that mantra.”