Fox News hosts upset at removal of Confederate statues in Charlottesville: “It is an attempt to erase our history”

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Citation From the July 10, 2021, edition of Fox & Friends Weekend

PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): I mean, if the local authorities vote to take it down, that is their prerogative, and it has nothing to do with relitigating the Civil War but I don't like any of the statute tearing down.


HEGSETH: Any of it at all. And not because of what it stands for or doesn't stand for, because it is an attempt to erase our history as opposed to understand it and learn from it.


HEGSETH: As opposed to just canceling it out.

CAMPOS-DUFFY: And that's what they're doing in France. And the prime minister, Macron, said that not one statue will come down, this is part of France's history -- the good, the bad, the ugly. And so that's how they're approaching it. They actually looked at us and said we don't want that.

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