The Louisiana House has passed the monuments bill:
“The Louisiana House approved Monday legislation aimed at blocking the removal of Confederate monuments, causing the 24-member Legislative Black Caucus to walk out.
A largely party-line 65-31 vote followed an emotionally-charged two hours of debate and comes as the majority black City of New Orleans is taking down statues of figures from the Civil War’s Confederacy.
Members of the legislative black caucus walked out of the House chamber after the vote.
“It was disgusting. We just couldn’t stay,” said Rep. Terry Landry, D-Lafayette, while waiting in the hall for an aide to get his glasses and cell phone from his desk in the chamber. “You have to stand for something.” …”
I didn’t have any confidence in the Republicans. I still don’t think it will get past the Republican Senate, who are a mouthpiece for business interests, or the Democratic governor who is subservient to organized blackness. It would be nice to be proven wrong though.
Update: Narrative Collapse points out there isn’t any real monument protection in the bill.
Note: If you aren’t familiar with the Black Caucus in the Louisiana House of Representatives, watch the second video. It explains why there was a Battle of Liberty Place.