‘Not on My Watch’: SD Gov. Responds To Suggestions That Mt. Rushmore Could Be Attacked
Noem was responding to conservative commentator Ben Shapiro who asked on Twitter, “So, when is our woke historical revisionist priesthood going to insist on blowing up Mount Rushmore?” to which she responded, “Not on my watch.”
On Monday’s airing of The View, host Meghan McCain questioned when the line would be drawn in response to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to remove the Museum of Natural History’s statue of President Theodore Roosevelt, asking if the South Dakota monument would be next.
“The question I have is: How far does this go?” McCain asked. “Are we talking about removing Mount Rushmore if we don’t like our Founding Fathers? Are we talking about removing Robin Williams’s character from Night at the Museum [because] he portrays Teddy Roosevelt.”
President Donald Trump is expected to visit the historic monument on Independence Day, along with thousands of other Americans celebrating the Fourth of July holiday.