Leave our statues alone


To the editor:

As a citizen of Italian descent, I would like to thank state Sen. Jeff Klein and borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., for their recent statements in favor of leaving the statues of Christopher Columbus and Henry Hudson alone.

I was disappointed that local leaders like U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and Councilman Andrew Cohen did not make similar statements. It just proves that the loony left has too much control over today’s Democratic Party.

When asked to define himself, former great Democratic mayor Ed Koch said he was a “liberal with sanity.” 

Our local leaders who believe in removing the statues or waiting to see what the “commission says” should try the same approach. Next time they travel on FDR Drive, they should think about what the “commission” might say.

Dennis Donofrio

Dennis Donofrio