A statue of Confederate general Edumund Kirby Smith continues to stand in the U.S. Capitol when the Florida Legislature failed to agree on a replacement in 2016.
A statue of Confederate general Edumund Kirby Smith continues to stand in the U.S. Capitol when the Florida Legislature failed to agree on a replacement in 2016. AP
A statue of Confederate general Edumund Kirby Smith continues to stand in the U.S. Capitol when the Florida Legislature failed to agree on a replacement in 2016. AP

Florida Democrats urge state lawmakers to remove Confederate statue in U.S. Capitol

August 30, 2017 01:06 PM

UPDATED August 31, 2017 05:49 AM

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