• ‘Everything That I Can’ Includes Changes to VMI Board of Visitors

    — Northam pledged to use all powers of office to remove monuments —
    – VMI Board votes to keep historic statues on campus –

    Earlier today, the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors voted to keep a number of historic statues in place on campus. Democrat nominee Ralph Northam, himself a VMI grad, has made it clear that he wants any and all Confederate statues removed. Members of the VMI board are appointed by the Governor.

    Speaking to WFIR last month, Northam made it clear that, if elected, he would bring monuments down:

    “…I will do everything that I can, that I have authority to do to remove the statues at the state level.”

     

    RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issued the following statement:

    “It’s clear now that Ralph Northam would use his power as Governor to appoint – and remove – members of the VMI board to see that these historic monuments are removed from the campus. As Ralph Northam himself is fond of saying, ‘If we can’t change their minds, we’ll have to change their seats.'”

     

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