"The Children of the Confederacy Creed plaque does not meet this standard", Straus wrote.
A powerful Texas Republican is calling for the removal of a Confederate marker in the state capitol that rejects slavery as an underlying cause of the Civil War.
A Thursday Aug. 17, 2017 photo shows the Children of the.
Speaker of the House Joe Straus is using his position on the State Preservation Board to get the Children of the Confederacy Creed plaque removed from the first floor of the Texas State Capitol.
The plaque, which was put in place in August 1959, claims the Civil War was not fought because of slavery nor was it a "rebellion".
"We have an obligation to all the people we serve to ensure that our history is described correctly, especially when it comes to a subject as painful as slavery", Straus said in his letter.
Yogi Adityanath and his deputies take oath as Members of Legislative Council
Yogi also said that the improved law and order situation in the state is helping improve investor confidence in the state. During an interview, Adityanath said that the farmers are self-sufficient and they can pay all it by themselves.
In a letter addressed to Gov. Greg Abbott dated September 19, Straus writes, "Confederate monuments and plaques are understandably important to many Texans".
Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas, called for the immediate removal of the plaque in August, along with a review of other Confederate symbols around the Capitol. But it is important that the historical information displayed on the Capitol grounds is accurate and appropriate.
He stated in his letter that the plaque contains "incorrect information about our history" and called for its removal "as soon as practicable". "Speaker Straus and the other members of the State Preservation Board are well educated, honest folks". I think once they've all taken the time to read the plaque and compare it to the historical record, they will come to the same conclusion Speaker Straus and I did.
"I am confident that it will come down soon", Johnson said. Plaques also honoring Lee came down in Brooklyn, New York, and other Confederate statues and memorials in North Carolina, Maryland, Florida, Louisiana and Kentucky, to name just a few, have also been pulled down this year.
Requests for comment to the State Preservation Board, and the Texas chapter of Sons of Confederate Veterans had not yet been returned as of Tuesday morning.
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