Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke defended the White House’s position on not removing Confederate monuments saying doing so would upset “native Indians.”
“Where do you start and where do you stop? … If you’re a native Indian, I can tell you, you’re not very happy about the history of General Sherman or perhaps President Grant,” Zinke said during an interview with Breitbart Sunday.
Zinke added that taking down the statues would deter the U.S. from learning from history.
“I think we should never hide from our history or erase our history. I think we should embrace the history and understand the faults and learn from it. But when you try to erase history, what happens is you also erase how it happened and why it happened and the ability to learn from it,” Zinke added.