Senate President Mike Miller sent a letter to Governor Larry Hogan’s letter criticizing the way the state house in eliminating the Statutes of the Maryland Legislative Chamber, based on Supreme Court Roger Taney, decision.
Taney was originally from Maryland and President of the United States Supreme Court who wrote slavery confirmed the decision of 1857 Dred Scott. The crews eliminate the statue during the night.
The statue was transferred to the National Archives of Maryland
The Commission has decided to vote by email on Wednesday. Miller, who sits on a panel with Hogan House speakers, Mike Busch Long and Charles Edson, chairman of the Committees of the Maryland Historical Trust Commission, has not voted.
“Voting on this subject by email is simply inaccurate,” Miller wrote, noting that the statue was requested for a public meeting after President Bush and Governor Hogan requested removal.
Read the letter
Miller said the decision was implemented “not transparent”. Miller also noted that in the 1990s, when the State House Trust agreed to a monument to the United States Supreme Court and Baltimore native Thurgood Marshall, made available the decision at the meeting for the public to create, and there were no lengthy discussions.
In the past, compared to Miller, the withdrawal of the statue of Taney, but said this week do not stand in the way of elimination of the statue, if you want to eliminate Governor Hogan.
The tripods are Taneyjevi with the efforts of activists linked to the Confederate statue to be removed. The Taneyja statue was one of the public exhibits in Baltimore on Wednesday four. These statues remain in the buildings of the city, while the municipal authorities decide what to do with these statues.
Communications director Gov. Larry Hogan, Doug Miller Mayer, said in an email Thursday night.
“Miller’s Senate President, completely in his right to continue defending Rodger Taney, cannot agree,” Mayer said.