RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia’s landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election Day gave control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades.
Members of the new legislative majority say they plan to revive proposals to make it easier to remove the public displays honoring Civil War soldiers and generals in a state that was home to two Confederate capitals. Previous attempts to do so were quickly dispatched in the Republican-controlled General Assembly, in votes largely along party lines.
“This is about what do we remember? What do we honor? It’s the right to decide what we celebrate,” said Del.-elect Sally Hudson, a Democrat whose district