Senator Ben Cardin: ‘Monuments Should Represent Contemporary Needs of Our Society’

Confederate monuments alone do not teach Americans our history and removing them does not change the past, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., said Sunday.

“The president’s gotten this all wrong as to what we’re trying to do,” Cardin told “Fox News Sunday.” “We’re not changing history. We want to learn from history. There’s no question about that. That’s an important aspect.”

President Donald Trump has warned this week about the slippery slope of taking down American monuments, but Cardin maintained it is not something we should worry about because of ties to slavery.