John E. Kenna Is No Robert E. Lee

Portrait of U.S. Sen. John Kenna and his statue on Capitol Hill (Photos: Wikimedia, Architect of the Capitol)

Most West Virginians probably don’t know the name John Kenna, but they will soon if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gets her way. The statue of Kenna that represents the Mountain State on Capitol Hill is among the 11 she wants to figuratively topple because of Confederate ties.

Never mind that Kenna was a teenager when he became a Confederate soldier at the tail end of the Civil War. Forget that he spent six…