Well in the wake of the horrific violence at Charlottesville, Virginia Republican’s self-appointed monument defender Corey Stewart is making the same blunder – but his is enabling KKK members and ruining the hopes of having a conservative replace Hillary’s VP Tim Kaine in the U.S. Senate in the process.
You see here is the thing about Corey, he doesn’t know what real Southerners who have respect for Confederate monuments actually believe, because he isn’t one of them.
Corey is from Minnesota and went to Georgetown University. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but these places aren’t exactly a bastion of the Confederacy.
But I’m not certain that he is a disingenuous defender of these monuments just because he’s a Yankee, I’m sure because I saw this video from just last year where Corey says so himself.
Here is Corey speaking at an event to rename a school that was previously named after Mills Godwin, a two-time governor of Virginia because he opposed the desegregation of schools in the state and never apologized. At this event Corey said that renaming this school was “a long, long time in coming” because “we live in perhaps the most progressive, futuristic county in the United States of America.”
Over the course of the last few months his lack of understanding of the issue has been on full display, resulting in him defending a monument that was literally erected to support white supremacy after the Civil War was over – the LIberty Monument in New Orleans, as I have covered before.
This guy is a fraud who has been one of the leading voices encouraging the white supremacists and in doing so he’s preying on people who have legitimate concerns about liberal mission creep.
In a race as high profile as the one against Tim Kaine, the Republicans need another option besides this clown. If he is the nominee it will only be more evidence of the party’s fall.