Columbus Statue & Grant's Tomb Could Go

(New York, NY) -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's not ready to cast judgment as more monuments get caught in the post-Charlottesville outrage.

The mayor has already announced a commission will be formed to decide the fate of controversial tributes across the city. They range from Grant's Tomb to the Christopher Columbus statue outside Central Park, to a statue in the park honoring a doctor who performed experiments on slaves.

At a news conference today, de Blasio said he was unfamiliar with another monument that sits just outside his office. It's a portrait of onetime New York Governor Horatio Seymour, who ran for president in 1868. The convention slogan that year was "Let White Men Rule." 

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