Far-left fringe activists have called for the blasting of Mount Rushmore for years, gaining little to no traction. But as statues honoring America's Founding Fathers continue to fall after weeks of ongoing rioting sparked by the death of George Floyd, conservatives are raising the alarm that the monument to four American presidents in South Dakota's Black Hills could legitimately end up on the target list.
On Tuesday, conservative pundit Ben Shapiro asked on Twitter, "So, when is our woke historical revisionist priesthood going to insist on blowing up Mount Rushmore?"
Gov. Noem replied, "Not on my watch."
Conservative co-host of "The View," Meghan McCain," also voiced concern for the monument, tweeting, "We're like one week removed from entire cable news panels debating whether or not we should blow up Mount Rushmore."