Washington DC may be getting a statue of one of its former mayors outside of city hall dedicated to the late Marion Barry, who was once caught on video smoking crack in a hotel room with a former girlfriend.
The DC Council Committee of the Whole voted unanimously to move forward with the proposal to build the statue 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 died at age 78 in 2014 and had a very corrupt past, as TruthRevolt previously reported:
Barry… repeatedly failed to file taxes, tested positive for cocaine use in his late 60s, racked up $2,800 in unpaid tickets in just two years and slurred Asians and Polish people…
While the man known as "Mayor For Life" held several political posts in D.C. over a 40-year period, he will be remembered most for a night in January 1990. In a downtown hotel room, the mayor was caught on video lighting a crack pipe in the company of a young woman. When FBI agents burst in, he uttered his most infamous line: "Bitch set me up!"
Amazingly, he ran for mayor two years later and won. But his re-election was the beginning of the end for the city. In 1995, Congress stripped Barry of much of his power as mayor and installed a financial control board, leaving Barry in control of just the city's parks, libraries and a single city-owned cable TV station.
It's a good thing those Confederate monuments are out of the way so we can get back to celebrating more honorable men.