As the late Rev. Billy Graham lay in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda this week before his Friday burial in North Carolina, some state lawmakers are proposing a more permanent tribute to the late pastor.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and several other lawmakers proposed that a statue of Billy Graham be placed inside the Capitol, Fox News reported.
Each state gets to choose two statues to be displayed inside the Capitol, but the statues must honor someone who is already deceased. A few years ago, lawmakers proposed that a statue of Graham be placed inside the Capitol, but the pastor was still alive at the time.
The legislation that passed in 2015 proposed that a statue of Graham replace the statue of former North Carolina Gov. Charles Aycock, a Democratic governor who served from 1901 to 1905 and was a known segregationist, the Raleigh News and Observer reported.
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