Sen. Michael Williams, Republican candidate for Georgia Governor:
“The DeKalb County Commission is openly seeking to defy state law regarding Georgia’s Confederate monuments. In last night’s Commission meeting, it was decided to seek a way around the spirit of the law to remove a Confederate monument in the City of Decatur. While they may attempt to play word games with the law, it is very clear that Confederate monuments on government property may not be ‘relocated, removed, concealed, obscured, or altered in any fashion.’”
Williams continued, “this is another attempt by the Democrats to stir up racial tension rather than healing. There was no controversy over this monument until they created one. After a record number of black Americans voted for President Trump, Democrats are grasping at straws to pit Americans against each other based on race. “
“It should be noted that DeKalb Commissioner Nancy Jester did not fall prey to this false controversy. She should be commended for her vote of opposition to this resolution,” Williams added.