Eager to remove Confederate statue, DC council learns congressional approval needed first

Members of the D.C. Council are wasting no time in expressing their frustration over a statue of a Confederate general in the District.

On Tuesday, the Council’s first day back in session after its summer recess, Council members Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) introduced a resolution to remove a monument to Confederate Brigadier General Albert Pike from Judiciary Square.

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