Thursday, July 1, 2021

Grothman, Fitzgerald dishonor Wisconsin's Civil War dead

Two of Wisconsin's most reactionary Republican members of Congress voted against removing from the US Capitol statues honoring Confederate military leaders and other figures with racist pasts:

The U.S. House voted Tuesday to remove from the Capitol a bust of the late Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney, a Marylander who wrote the despised Dred Scott decision—as well as evict statues and busts of men who fought for the Confederacy or served in its government.

Some recent blog posts about Grothman, and Fitzgerald 

Fitzgerald was State Senate Majority Leader before being elected to Congress in 2020.

explain why their 'Nay' votes were not surprising 

The war against the seditionist Confederacy cost 12,000 Wisconsin soldiers their lives, state records show

"...the total number of men Wisconsin is credited with having furnished to the war is 91,327....

Of this number, 3,802 were killed in action or died of wounds, and the number of deaths from all other causes 8,499. Total deaths, 12,301."

Do any of these Wisconsin soldiers' families live in Wisconsin?

Would they wonder why Fitzgerald and Grothman would want the US Congress to continue to honor the Confederacy, the brutality and damage it caused and the evils it inflicted on African-Americans which continue to diminish US society today?

Side note: How did Tiffany pass up another chance to take a slap at minority citizens in his district whom he 'represents'?

1 comment:

blurondo said...

Voters who live in their districts should write to them asking for a detailed explaination of why they are honoring individuals who are responsible for the casualties inflicted on Wisconsinites.