At VA Rep. Jennifer Wexton's and Rep. Donald McEachin's request, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam filed a drafting request for the Democratic state legislature to provide a bill removing the statue of Robert E. Lee from the US Capitol.
Each of the 50 states has 2 statues on display in the Capitol. Virginia's current contributions are the nation’s first president, George Washington, and the man who devoted himself to the killing of hundreds of thousands of Americans in an effort to end the United States, Robert E. Lee. The Confederate general was unquestionably a traitor to his nation but has remained a hero to white nationalists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis, petty fascists, weird theocrats, and conservatives enamored with the 'heritage' of enslaving black Americans ever since; the statue on display was donated in 1909, and was was the subject of scorn, outrage, and ridicule even then.