The Confederate soldier cenotaph will stay in place at the Kaufman County Courthouse after county commissioners on Tuesday decided against its removal.
“If I truly believed that taking down this statue could change the way we look at each other as human beings and respect each other – if it could change that – I would be for moving it in a heartbeat. I don’t think moving the statue is going to change how we look at each other,” Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Hunt said in explaining his stance.
Hunt’s remarks drew similar comments from other commissioners, all of whom were not of a mind to relocate the monument. Commissioners took no action on the matter.