Protesters mob Va. governor candidate as he defends Confederate statue…

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart came to this town to defend its statue of Robert E. Lee in a downtown park, only to be swarmed by dozens of protesters who shouted him down everywhere he went.

It was the harshest reception yet for the provocative chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, who is campaigning for the GOP nomination for governor as Virginia’s Donald Trump, with a hard-line stance against illegal immigration.

A divided Charlottesville City Council’s decision last week to remove the statue of the Confederate general gave Stewart an opening to appeal to his base. On social media, he urged people to “defend Virginia’s heritage,” likening those who wanted to remove the statue to tyrants and Nazis.

But when he tried to take his message to this college town Saturday morning, protesters shouting “White supremacy has got to go!” drowned out his interviews and conversations.

Stewart took it in stride, frequently grinning and trying to chat up his detractors. In an interview, Stewart welcomed the protests and the attention they would bring, believing they would buttress his pitch as a conservative standing up to an intolerant left and “political correctness.”

11 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • justinwachin says:

    This candidate’s strategy might work. I’m tired of seeing a loud group of protestors force its extremist views on everyone else. If people don’t like the statue of Robert E Lee they don’t have to look at it. I’m not a supporter of the Confederacy. If someone wants to display a Confederate flag or have a statue of a confederate war hero that’s fine with me as long as my taxes aren’t going to pay for it.

    Once again this is a good example of tolerance. We all have differing ideas about events in our nation’s past. I can be tolerant of those who have a different opinion on the CSA than I do. What these protestors are wanting to do is snuff out tolerance and force their views on the rest of us. These ignorant protestors are probably doing this in the name of tolerance, while showing their own intolerance.

  • Wilbor Gavin says:

    What Is the difference in the Charlottesville council and ISIS destroying religious history in the middle East. History is history whether you like it or not. Just collage town fascism.

  • Tiger says:

    Here is the deal, when you people take out Black Panthers, Nation of Islam and all the violent Black leaders you admire, then we can talk. Until then, you don’t rule this country.

  • Jose says:

    Why not just get rid of ALL statues except those that represent anything that is NOT human in nature. This will eliminate the need to show favoritism for any human no matter how great they were (in the eyes of the beholder) just as is (beauty is in the eyes of the beholder).
    I personally could care less for any statue except I would feel sorry for the birds as they would no longer have a place to sit, sing, crow or defecate.

  • Luke says:

    What is ridiculous is some white snowflake loon shouting white supremacy must go, how ignorant, these racist minorities would destroy us if they could.. Minorities must shut up IMO..

  • Rodzzz says:

    Arrest those idiots now.

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  • Mort Leith says:

    People are SO ignorant when it comes to real history,, and are too lazy to do even the basic research themselves,,
    preferring to be puppets who believe whatever they are TOLD…

    We celebrate Robert E Lee as the hero he IS because he led an undermanned army against a severely oppressive Yankee Federal government who was getting over 70% of their total taxes from the South,
    who knowingly illegally invaded the South because they knew they couldn’t survive without the South’s tax money.

    1. Roy Fredrichsen says:

      It looks like those Idiots are trying to erase history. If we don’t have a past history how are we going to have a future?

  • TexRancher says:

    This country is in so most trouble with SnowFlakes that can be bought and lead so easily!

    1. MyRoseHasTHORNS says:

      Acid rain snowflakes-they are bullies and intolerant- and spoiled selfish brats that need therapy and medication if they don’t get their own way.

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