House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for the removal of Confederate statues at the U.S. Capitol but has remained silent on her father's role in the dedication of memorials dedicated to Confederate figures.

The California Democrat requested this week the removal of 11 Confederate statues in the Capitol following the death of George Floyd in police custody. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died on Memorial Day after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes despite his pleas for air.

Some media outlets, including Breitbart News, are reporting that Pelosi has remained silent on her own father's decision to dedicate a Confederate statue during his time as mayor of Baltimore.

Pelosi's father, Thomas D'Alesandro Jr., oversaw the dedication of a monument to Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee when he was Baltimore's mayor in 1948, saying at the time that people should be inspired by the two generals and should try to "emulate Jackson's example and stand like a stone wall against aggression in any form that would seek to destroy the liberty of the world...

Pelosi calls for removal of Confederate statues while silent on her father dedicating one as mayor