You are here

Pelosi orders removal of Confederate portraits from US Capitol

Pelosi orders removal of Confederate portraits from US Capitol | 18 June 2020 | House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she is ordering the removal from the Capitol of portraits honoring four previous House speakers who served in the Confederacy. In a letter to the House clerk, Pelosi requested the immediate removal of portraits depicting former speakers Robert Hunter of Virginia, James Orr of South Carolina and Howell Cobb and Charles Crisp, both of Georgia.