Rep. James Clyburn: No One Is More Anti-Slavery Than Ulysses S. Grant, Disagrees on Statue Tear Down

‘They have no idea what they are talking about half of the time when they are tearing down the statutes’

EXCERPT:

CLYBURN: "I know what I know. I also know what I don't know. And I do know that no one was more antislavery than Ulysses S. Grant. Yet, I saw the other day that somebody interpreted his having married into a family of slave owners that he was disqualified. I could not disagree more. I think Ulysses Grant ought to be judged on his own merits, not whether or not he got married to someone whose parents owned slaves. And that is what happened to him. So just I think everyone ought to come to grips with what the real history is."

Video files
Full
Compact
Audio files
Full
Compact
Similar stories
Halperin: Right Now, the NYT Is ‘Clearly More Anti-Trump than Anti-Clinton’
Garrett: Trump’s Veteran Fundraising Looks More Like ‘Marketing’ than ‘Generosity’
Trump: Nothing Means More to Me than Making Our Party the Home of the African-American Vote
Mark Warner: Trump-Russia Probe Has ‘More Moving Parts’ than Watergate
Cotton: ‘When You Tear Down Statues of Washington and Grant, It’s Not About the Civil War — It’s Because You Hate America’