Bergman votes wrong on statues

On June 29, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 3005 which directs the Joint Committee on the Library to replace the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the old Supreme Court Chamber of the U.S. Capitol with a bust of Thurgood Marshall and to remove certain statues from U.S. Capitol areas that are accessible to the public of individuals who voluntarily served the Confederate States of America from display in the United States Capitol, and for other purposes.

The vote was 285 for to 120 against. Need we ask how U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman voted? He was against the removal of Taney’s statue — the same Taney who wrote the Dred Scott decision that further enslaved a black man who had been taken to a free state and then returned to slavery in Missouri. Taney opined that African Americans could not be citizens of the United States. The Dred Scott ruling has been called the “worst decision in history of the Supreme Court,” and helped set the scene for the Civil War.

Bergman also voted against removal of statues of traitors who served the Confederacy.

Our U.S. Capitol was attacked by other treasonous individuals on Jan. 6, the day Bergman voted against accepting the electoral results of Pennsylvania and Arizona, just like the mob demanded as they carried their Confederate flags into our Capitol.

U.S. Rep. Bergman’s vote against accepting the electoral votes of Pennsylvania and Arizona was wrong on Jan. 6 and his vote against removing statues of racist Taney and Confederates was wrong on June 29.


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