Across the country, confederate statues and symbols are going down.
Just this week, Mississippi voted to change its flag which featured the old confederate flag. On Wednesday night, a statue of Stonewall Jackson was taken down in Richmond, VA.
NO CHANGES INSIDE CAPITOL
While changes are no doubt underway around the country, the 11 statues representing Confederate soldiers and officials are on display as part of the National Statuary Hall collection in the United States Capitol.
"They committed treason against the United States," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a recent press conference.
Pelosi wrote a letter asking for the Confederate men to be removed, however she doesn't have the power to do so unilaterally.
Senator Mitch McConnell has said he won't pass a new law to change that
"What I do think is clearly a bridge too far - this nonsense that we need to airbrush the Capitol, I mean eight former presidents owned slaves," McConnell told reporters recently.
STATUES IN CONGRESS ARE CONTROLLED BY STATES
Currently, each state gets to send two statues to display inside the United States Capitol. Often times, the state legislature decides which statue is represented, which can get political
The full list is available here, however these are the 11 confederate men represented in the collection:
Jefferson Davis, President of Confederate States of America, Mississippi
James Zachariah George, Reconstruction leader and white supremacist, Mississippi
Wade Hampton, One of the largest slaveholders in the Southeast, South Carolina
John E. Kenna, Confederate soldier, West Virginia
Robert E. Lee, Commander of the Confederate States Army, Virginia
Uriah Milton Rose, Confederacy supporter, Arkansas .
Edmund Kirby Smith, Confederate soldier and slave holder, Florida.
Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Vice president of the Confederate States, Georgia
Zebulon Baird Vance, Confederate military member, North Carolina
Joseph Wheeler, Commander in the Confederate Army of Tennessee, Alabama
Edward Douglass White, Confederate solider, Louisiana