Charlottesville officials vote to remove Lewis and Clark statue after ’emergency’ meeting

If you thought the “cancel culture” tactic of forcing city officials to remove “controversial” statues of historical figures was over, think again.

According to NPR, Charlottesville, Virginia city council officials voted in favor of removing a number of statues around the city, which they ultimately determined were symbols of “racial inequality.” Part of the move included removing a statue that paid tribute to explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and beside them, Shoshone interpreter Sacagawea.

The shenanigans began on Saturday morning after Charlottesville city officials voted on the removal of statues depicting Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. While sad, it wasn’t exactly surprising that the council voted in favor of removing the statues, likely in order to appease progressive activists.

“Taking down this statue is one small step closer to the goal of helping Charlottesville, Va., and America, grapple with the sin of being willing to destroy Black people for economic gain,” Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker, the city’s first Black female mayor, told a crowd.

However, something happened later in the day that prompted those same officials to hold an “emergency vote” on whether or not to remove the Lewis, Clark, and Sacagawea statue.

Apparently, the emergency meeting was called because the earlier removal of the two statues went so smoothly and the funds were available, so they believed it to be an opportune moment to go ahead with the removal of the Lewis & Clark statue.

It should be noted that the city hasn’t announced plans of what it will do with the Lewis & Clark statue, and for now, it will likely be covered and stored at a city-managed storage site.

Dustina Abrhamson, one of Sacajawea’s descendants, argued that the statue should be melted down. “I feel that it should just be melted down. That’s my opinion. I feel that it’s entirely offensive and it should be obliterated,” she said. Abrhamson has long called for the statue to be removed, finding it “offensive” to her family.

It’s truly incredible — and a total shame — that cities are so quick to move when even one single person finds a statue or monument to be somehow “offensive.” Unfortunately, that seems to be the norm these days.

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G Gray (@guest_381755)
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14 days ago

I’m just glad I do not reside in VA: The Lovers State ??? I don’t think so !

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Terry (@guest_381654)
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15 days ago

Pure stupidity has taken over what used to be America.

Eli 7777 (@guest_381599)
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15 days ago

It’s too bad, that the relative wasn’t taught, as we were, that Sacajawea was a hero leading the Lewis and Clark expedition to new worlds. Some of the statue removal is a power play, while we agree with the removal of those, who were in the Rebel Army.

Pattie P Kelly (@guest_381520)
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15 days ago

When I was in school many moons ago we were taught about every statue that is being removed. It’s part of our history and how America was formed. Next they will want to take down the faces on the Mt. Rushmore and add Obama’s. Then they’ll go to Washington DC and want to take down the statue of President Lincoln after all he was President during the civil war and the NORTH won and the slaves were set free but that’s not good enough the NORTH won and that is all these idiots see. And next will be the Washington memorial. Not because he was our FIRST president but because he owned slaves. Not acceptable for these flaming idiots. If we keep saying YES to their demands they will keep destroying until someone has the guts enough to say NO this is enough. That will be a cold day in hell or until President Trump comes back as President in 2024.

Diane (@guest_381515)
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16 days ago

So we are tearing down statues from long ago history and errecting statues to lifelong criminals. This is Biden’s America. God help us.

jboo7 (@guest_381506)
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16 days ago

We shouldn’t forget: Apart from the Shoshone woman, the persons so hated were all Democrats!

Euva (@guest_381489)
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16 days ago

This is complete utter nonsense. This is destroying the history of our country. We are now a laughing stock to other countries who preserve their history. We learn from history and it needs to be preserved. Now, in this society, ONE person can say something is disturbing to them..then all of a sudden they are right..nobody else has a say and it is done. This is so wrong.

rmbs (@guest_381963)
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Reply to  Euva
13 days ago

The whigger governor and the whigger (and a rhyming word) for justices on the VA supreme court are behind historic monument removal in Virginia.

Orange peel (@guest_381447)
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16 days ago

A person claiming to be relative of the great woman Indian who helped Lewis and Clark is a complete idiot. That city Council is not American its a bunch of uneducated fools kissing cancel culture butts. Didn’t know adults in America were so stupid. You deserve to have your city burn down.. Need deported to China. Don’t have to worry about any one having a different opinion because your not allowed to. Your submission to communism and your stupidity has no bounds.

Joni Shiffler (@guest_381442)
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16 days ago

WOW THE SCUM ARE RUINING AMERICA AND STUPID SCUMLOSIE N COMPANY ARE LETTING THEM< WHERES DUMBAND DUMBER? Oh RIGHT THEY DONT KNO WHATS GOING ON BUT U SCUM HAVE A CRAZY HAG THAT NEEDS TO GO N THE REST OF THE SCUM TAKING WE THE PEOPLES MONEY WHEN THEY N THEIR FAMILYS ALREADY IS RICH!!!!!!!! NEED TO GO THE LOT OF THE RINO SCUM BOTTOM OF THE SWAMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TEIR THEIVING FAMILYS ALSO!

rmbs (@guest_381964)
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Reply to  Joni Shiffler
13 days ago

I would care less if I picked up my newspaper and read that some drunk driver ran over Nancy Pelosi like road kill…

Lois Zuercher (@guest_381441)
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16 days ago

It is ridiculous to take down the statues of Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea! Quit listening to these morons who want to remove history!!

rmbs (@guest_381965)
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Reply to  Lois Zuercher
13 days ago

Coon mentality endorsed by Virginia courts…stupid cannot be fixed…

James Stump (@guest_381440)
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16 days ago

How stupid people are to get rid of statues like this. It’s our history people think everything is racial anymore. If you want to get rid of every statue that is considered racial load up all the people that think it’s racial against them and send them back to their country of origin. That way they won’t have tobe involved with all the racism they are ruining America. The government is standing by to afraid to do anything forfear of being called a racist. I’m sick of hearing people yelling into bullhorn sounding like preachers condemning everything if you don’t like it go to Africa see how well you like it there. You shut your pie holes and beg to come back

Mary (@guest_381435)
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16 days ago

Would Sacagawea’s descend be as offended it it was a statue of her ancestor being removed and melted down. I think we should have a statue honoring Sacagawea along with Lewis and Clark, if it was not for Sacagawea Lewis and Clark would not have been able to survive the expedition they were on.

rmbs (@guest_381433)
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16 days ago

I would care less if I picked up my newspaper and read that the history-hating Nazi Charlottesville mayor got run over by a drunk driver. Same for her history hating thugs. UVA is a party school, plenty of drunks around to increase the chances. This is no different than book burnings during Nazi Germany. Would love to see Trump elected in 2024 and executive order restoration of all those monuments, or welfare and other aid to these deadbeat places gets cut off….

Brian (@guest_381432)
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16 days ago

Idiots.

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