Posted on June 17, 2024

These Republicans Voted to Restore Confederate Monument to Arlington

James Bickerton, Newsweek, June 14, 2024

On Thursday 192 House Republicans voted for an amendment which would have required a controversial Confederate monument to be reinstated at Arlington National Cemetery, where it was removed in December 2023.

The Confederate Memorial was unveiled in June 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson to commemorate soldiers and sailors who died fighting for the proslavery Confederate States of America during the Civil War. It includes depictions of Black slaves, one looking after a white soldier’s baby, another appearing to follow his master into battle.


On Thursday, the House voted on an amendment to the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act calling for the Arlington Confederate Memorial to be reinstalled in its original position.

Proposed by Rep. Andrew Clyde, a Georgia Republican, the amendment “directs the Secretary of the Army to relocate the Reconciliation Memorial, also known as the Reconciliation Monument, to its original location in Arlington National Cemetery.”

The amendment was voted down in the House by 230-192. {snip}