I believe that the Confederate monument in front of the county courthouse in Leesburg glorifies a painful time in our history and is not an appropriate symbol in 2020 America. Monuments like these do not accurately represent who we are, and the Loudoun County board will soon be able to make their decision on what should be done with the monument moving forward.
I do support removing and relocating the Confederate monument in front of the county courthouse. Throughout my time as a Delegate, I have supported bills that allow local boards to remove these Confederate monuments and statues from their public spaces. I am proud to say that this year, we accomplished that goal. I will continue to work with my colleagues at the local level in Loudoun County as they determine what to do with this monument in particular. If the Board votes to remove the statue and potentially relocate it, I will fully support that decision.