Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who died in 2014 at the age of 78, is set to be memorialized with an 8-foot statue.
In a Tuesday meeting, the DC Council Committee of the While voted unanimously that add the statue to the late mayor in front of the Wilson building.
DC Council’s Committee of the Whole unanimously approved placing a statue of Former Mayor Marion Barry in front of the Wilson Building. pic.twitter.com/OZxPjjsgCf
— Sam Ford (@ABC7Sam) November 7, 2017
Barry was notoriously busted on video in January, 1990 smoking crack cocaine with a hooker, though he always maintained his innocence – claiming a racist conspiracy and that “the bitch set me up.”
He was arrested by the FBI on drug charges and ended up serving six months in federal prison.
After his release, DC elected him mayor again for a fourth term from 1995 – 1999 (!?).
While the statue’s approval wasn’t finalized Tuesday, downtrend writes: “The approval is a virtual slam dunk and while Barry may have rehabilitated his image, the honor seems to send a mixed message considering his controversial past but to the left, there are some statues that are acceptable and some that are so racist that they need to be destroyed. It’s a hell of a contradiction in terms of values but that’s just the way that the Democrats roll.”If you enjoy the content at iBankCoin, please follow us on Twitter