A few weeks ago we reported candidate for Mayor Joe Morrissey, said as Mayor he would remove the Jefferson Davis Memorial from Monument Avenue. On Tuesday Morrissey announced he was wrong and would not remove the statue.
“I don’t think I thought that through, in my mind, I was generating a conversation.”
“In hindsight, I was wrong… I was wrong,” he said. “What I think would be better is if we created a statue where you unify folks and brought them together.”
Now Morrissey has decided it would be better to add to the statue in an effort at unity,
“What I would like to do is have a statue including Jefferson Davis and Union black soldiers and Confederate black soldiers showing unification,” he said. “And I think that, upon further reflection, is a better course of action.”
In a crowded field for Mayor of Richmond, Morrissey remains in the lead.