The first of four monuments to the confederacy marked for removal in New Orleans was dismantled under police protection in the “wee hours” of Monday morning, as The Times-Picayune described the scene.
One of the loudest voices protesting the removals came miles away, from a conservative Republican who is running for governor of Virginia.
A statement from Stewart’s campaign calls the removal of the Confederate monuments a “blatant destruction of U.S. history” that is sweeping across the South.
Many folks on Twitter didn’t care for his comments:
Stewart is also catching fire for criticizing “Yankees” who deride Southerners for their monuments.
The Minnesota Star Tribune pointed out that Stewart is a native Minnesotan, which brought this criticism: