The House of Representatives of the US Congress approved a bill by a majority vote that provides for the removal of Confederate statues from the Capitol building, CNN reports.
It is reported that 305 lawmakers voted for the bill, 113 against it, and all those who voted against it were Republicans. The removal of the statues was supported by 72 Republicans, who joined the Democrats in the lower house of Congress.
The bill provides, in particular, for the removal from the Capitol building of the bust of Roger Brooke Toney, us attorney General (1831-1833), known as the author of the text of the decision in the case вЂњDredd Scott V. SandfordвЂќ. Tony's prepared decision legitimized the disenfranchisement of African-Americans.
Now the bill needs to get approval in the US Senate, after which it will be sent to us President Donald Trump for signature.
Across the US, the spontaneous demolition of monuments to southerners during the Civil war began amid protests after the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of police.