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Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth says she's open to tearing down George Washington, Thomas Jefferson statues


The Illinois senator also criticized President Trump's speech at Mount Rushmore, 'Standing on ground that was stolen from Native Americans'

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who is among the shortlist of potential running mates for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, said she is open to listening to arguments for removing statues of founding fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Duckworth made the comments on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.

Show host Dana Bash asked Duckworth: "Senator, I know that you support change in the name of military bases named after Confederate leaders, but there are leaders like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson who were slave owners. And some people are demanding their monuments come down, too. In your view, where does it end? Should statues, for example, of George Washington come down?"

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