Kevin McCarthy wants to strip federal funds from states unwilling to protect monuments and statues

Kevin McCarthy (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy introduced legislation Thursday to prevent state and local entities that do not protect monuments from receiving certain federal grants.

The California Republican proposed the bill along with Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican, and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves, a Missouri Republican.

“Public monuments are indispensable because they tell the American story. It is wrong to erase our history. We should be learning from it. Instead, leftwing mobs in cities across the country are destroying statues of General Grant, St. Serra, Christopher Columbus, and abolitionists. This is lawlessness in its purest and most unacceptable form,” McCarthy said in a statement.

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