Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Sunday said that Confederate monuments are becoming “symbols and rallying points for white nationalism,” neo-Nazis and the KKK.
“What alarms so many of us from a security perspective is that so many of the statues, the Confederate monuments, are now modern day becoming symbols and rallying points for white nationalism, for neo-Nazis, for the KKK,” Johnson said on ABC News’ “This Week.”
He called it a “most alarming” development.
“We fought a world war against Nazism. The KKK rained terror on African Americans for generations,” Johnson said. “And so a number of Americans rightly, Republican and Democrat, are very concerned and very alarmed, and I salute those in cities and states who are taking down a lot of these monuments for reasons of public safety and security.”
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