Michelle Malkin said leftists who want to get rid of the memory of any and all slaveholders are "whitewashers of history."

They "won't be satisfied until Washington, D.C. is renamed Obama City and Mount Rushmore is completely demolished," Malkin said on Sunday.

"Antifa" (anti-fascist) protesters recently defaced and tore down Confederate monuments including some to Christopher Columbus, Abraham Lincoln, and Robert E. Lee. Their actions come during a tumultuous time for race relations, after a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia left one dead.

"They would rather go the route of the Taliban or the cultural revolution under Mao and completely eradicate any kind of roots of the history and founding of our country, warts and all," she said.


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The push to eradicate respect for even founding fathers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson has its roots on college campuses, Malkin said, which want to eliminate political dissent.

"There's no question that there have been many sins committed against many different factions and groups of people in this nation. But you confront that," she explained. "You don't ignore that, you don't tear it down. That's what totalitarian and fascists countries do."


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