As the fallout from the deadly Charlottesville protest continues, another conservative voice has joined the fray. During a segment on Fox & Friends, Katrina Pierson extolled the virtues of Confederate statues and the "good history" they represent, shocking John Hopkins University Professor Wendy Osefo.
Prior to Pierson's comments, Osefo had remarked that Confederate statues (which sprung up after the South lost the Civil War) are "not a symbol of patriotism. This is a symbol of hatred and division," and argued that while they are a piece of history, they are "not necessarily the good part of American history."
That's when Pierson jumped in, saying, "It absolutely deserves a place, because bad history is still good history for this country."
A shocked Osefo replied, "Slavery is good history?"
But Pierson doubled down, claiming, "Considering where we are today, absolutely!"
Pierson said, "Where would we be without the Civil War?" and, "How would our children even know how special and how wonderful this country is that we can even be having this discussion today?"
Really? Our good history? She should ask her ancestors if it was good being a slave— ones and zeroes (@schwaid) August 21, 2017
Katrina might want to take a long, hard, unobstructed look at the solar eclipse today and think about her career choices.— Paul Witham (@pwitham11) August 21, 2017