Christopher Columbus Association Links Anti-Statue Crowd Directly to KKK

Patrick Korten of the National Christopher Columbus Association has some bad news for the regressives in the country who want to remove statues of the Italian explorer: you’re no better than the Ku Klux Klan.

Anti-American leftists have been vandalizing statues of Columbus over the last few weeks and even government officials have involved themselves in the targeting, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Korten released a statement reminding them they may have to face some uncomfortable facts, especially as a renewed effort to squash the KKK is underway.

“The rush to judgment against Christopher Columbus by some in New York City’s government recalls the worst aspects of the bigotry and hatred Italian Americans and other immigrants once had to face in New York, where Catholic immigration was, in effect, banned by the state’s first constitution written by John Jay,” Korten wrote.

Then he listed four facts to shoot down “this ill-conceived” rewriting of Columbus’s history:

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