RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman Gov. Glenn Youngkin appointed to the Virginia Board of Historic Resources has resigned after making widely criticized remarks about Confederate statues and the Civil War.
Macaulay Porter, a spokeswoman for Youngkin, confirmed to WRIC-TV Tuesday that Ann McLean had resigned from the board effective Monday.
“The Governor has made his disagreement with her prior comments clear, and the Administration is focused on ensuring that our commonwealth’s rich history and resources are preserved, the best and the worst, for future generations of Virginians and visitors,” Porter told the station.
Youngkin had previously told WRIC that he disagreed with some of McLean’s comments and that his administration was discussing with her whether she can “represent us well.”
McLean is a founder of a Christian school with a background in art and architectural history who has been outspoken in her defense of Confederate monuments.
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