Confederate statues ‘belong in museums’: Biden weighs in on statue debate

Joe Biden insisted there was a difference between historical, elected figures who owned slaves and Confederate leaders who fought to maintain slavery.

“The idea of comparing whether or not George Washington owned slaves or Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, and somebody who was in rebellion and committed treason trying to take down a union to keep slavery, I think there’s a distinction,” Biden said Tuesday in Wilmington, Delaware, at his first press conference in almost 90 days.

The two-term vice president and 2020 presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said Confederate statues “belong in museums, they don’t belong in public places.” But he added there’s an “obligation to protect” monuments such as the
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