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Corey Stewart Pledges to Return Robert E. Lee Statue as Governor


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Woodbridge, VA - Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart has pledged to restore the Robert E. Lee statue the City of Charlottesville has voted to sell.

"This is how it starts. Members of the City Council have already said that they are coming after statues of Thomas Jefferson next.  First it’s Lee.  Then it’s Jefferson.  Then it spreads to Richmond, then Alexandria, then Williamsburg,” Stewart said.  Then, before you know it, all the symbols of Virginia’s history and heritage are gone forever.  And we lose our identity.”
 
“This is why I have made protecting Virginia’s heritage and history a central theme of my campaign,” Stewart added.  This is why, as Governor, I will require Charlottesville to buy it back, and put it back.”