McDonnell takes heat over “Confederate History Month”
Democrats and African-American groups are attacking Gov. Bob McDonnell‘s decision to issue a proclamation in honor of “Confederate History Month” in Virginia.
The last time the Commonwealth recognized the event was 2001, the last time a Republican was in the Governor’s office. McDonnell said in a conference call yesterday that the observance was an important history lesson for Virginians and it could help generate interest ahead of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.
NBC12 reporter Evrod Cassimy covered the story Tuesday night on NBC12. You can see his story here.
The story has already gone national, as today Democratic Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple will appear on MSNBC at 12:30 on Wednesday.