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Washington D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement regarding the unveiling of the Rosa Parks statue in the United States Capitol Building:

“Rosa Parks is an American hero whose unbreakable spirit helped end the discrimination of Americans based solely on the color of their skin. Her example continues to inspire all of us as we work to protect the American dream of liberty and freedom.

“Today, the United States Congress and the President of the United States held an historic ceremony to honor this amazing person through the unveiling of the first statue of an African-American woman in the Capitol. I can’t think of a more fitting tribute for Mrs. Parks and the everlasting virtues she championed.”