AUSTIN (AP) — A powerful Texas Republican is calling for the removal of a Confederate marker in the state Capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War.
Republican House Speaker Joe Straus said Tuesday in a letter to state officials that the plaque is “blatantly inaccurate.” He says Texans aren’t “well-served by incorrect information about our history.”READ MORE: Truck Loses Control, Slams Into Royse City Police Officer Michael Baley While Helping Stranded Motorist
The plaque titled “Children of the Confederacy Creed” was installed in 1959. It’s one of nearly a dozen Confederate monuments and markers around the Texas Capitol.READ MORE: Customs Officers Seize Narcotics At Texas-Mexico Border Worth $1.8M+ Hidden In Tires, Ice Chests
Straus becomes the most prominent Texas Republican to call for removing a Confederate marker. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has said doing so won’t erase the past.Man Wanted In Dallas For Child Sexual Assault Charges, Jose Gerardo Ibarra Arrested At U.S.-Mexico Border
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