Dallas Democrat Wants Attorney General to Weigh in on ‘insulting' Confederate Plaque

WEST DALLAS — Rep. Eric Johnson is tired of waiting.Six months ago, the Dallas Democrat asked the governor who has the power to remove a 60-year-old Confederate plaque affixed to the wall outside his state Capitol office. But the plaque remains, so Johnson has decided to take matters into his own hands.The Dallas Morning News has confirmed Johnson will soon ask the attorney general to tell him who has the authority to tear down the plaque — historical monument authorities, lawmakers, the governor or someone else?“He hasn’t found the answer,” Johnson tells The News. “I think I’m going to have to go find it myself.”  Continue reading...

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