It was the second of two townhall-style meetings today in New Orleans that brought out members of the Save Our Circle group and opponents of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s plan to remove all Confederacy-related monuments from the city.
However, in politically correct fashion, the New Orleans Human Relations Commission voted unanimously to remove these four monuments from New Orleans altogether: Robert E. Lee Circle, the City Park PGT Beauregard statue, Jefferson Davis Monument and the Liberty Monument.
The vote comes just after the New Orleans Historic Landmark Commission voted earlier today 11-1 to remove all four monuments from the city.
The issue of the Confederacy-related monuments first came up for public discussion when Mayor Mitch Landrieu asked that all four monuments be removed. The monuments’ removal still need final approval from the New Orleans City Council, which is made up for Democrats.
The Landrieu administration has not consulted with any historians on how to handle the monuments, according to sources close to the Hayride. Also, the removal and relocation of the monuments is expected to cost the city millions, though no one knows yet where the city will get that money.