Senator Braun speaking out about tearing down statues, monuments

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–Tearing down statues and monuments shows how passionate some people are about race issues, but it’s not the answer, says Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.). He says some people are going too far in tearing down statues and monuments to the founding fathers.

“It’s a big difference between removing Confederate soldiers and generals. Now you’re seeing statues of George Washington, Abe Lincoln. There’s a point where you go too far,” he said. “You can’t remedy the past by eliminating all vestiges of it.”

“It is an indication of how hot the issue is and I believe this is a moment in time where we need to do something that tries to put it back on a less chaotic, a more solid footing,” said Braun.

He warned that if no sensible solution is found chaos could continue.

“And who knows where that’ll end up.”

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