Fox anchor: Former New Orleans mayor was "awarded for tearing down history" after taking down Confederate statues

Fox anchor: Former New Orleans mayor was "awarded for tearing down history" after taking down Confederate statues

Mitch Landrieu received the JFK Profile in Courage award for removing the monuments

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From the May 21 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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JILLIAN MELE (ANCHOR): A former mayor of New Orleans awarded for tearing down history. Democrat Mitch Landrieu given the JFK Profile in Courage award after taking down statues of [Confederate general] Robert E. Lee, [Confederate president] Jefferson Davis, and two others. Landrieu went ahead with the move despite legal challenges and arguments the Confederacy is an important part of New Orleans' heritage. 

Previously:

Fox anchor: Taking down confederate statues is "history being erased"

Laura Ingraham decries confederate statue being pulled down, wonders if burning books is next

Tucker Carlson compares removing statues of Confederates to extremism of the Taliban, Khmer Rouge, and China

Fox's Kilmeade asks if people will one day try to take down 9/11 memorials like they are with Confederate statues

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Jillian Mele
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