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Statement from Governor Larry Hogan on the Justice Roger B. Taney Statue

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today released the following statement regarding the Justice Roger B. Taney statue on the grounds of the Maryland State House:

“As I said at my inauguration, Maryland has always been a state of middle temperament, which is a guiding principle of our administration. While we cannot hide from our history – nor should we – the time has come to make clear the difference between properly acknowledging our past and glorifying the darkest chapters of our history. With that in mind, I believe removing the Justice Roger B. Taney statue from the State House grounds is the right thing to do, and we will ask the State House Trust to take that action immediately.”

 

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