WATCH: Pelosi argues not all historic statues are the same and some should go

During a Capitol press conference Thursday, House Speaker attempted to draw a distinction between which historic statues she believes should be taken down vs. those that should stay up.

“If people have committed treason against the United States of America — their statues should not be in the Capitol. It’s not about Washington and Jefferson” Pelosi explained “it’s about Alexander Stephens.”

“I do believe that if people have committed treason against the United States of America their statue should not be in the Capitol,” Pelosi added.

Joe Biden has made similar remarks, saying “The idea of comparing whether or not George Washington owned slaves or Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, and somebody who was in rebellion committing treason trying to take down a union to keep slavery, I think there’s a distinction there.”

Pelosi spearheaded an effort in early June to have 11 confederate statues removed from the capitol.

George Floyd protesters have not stopped with toppling statues of confederate figures, and have also vandalized statues of Washington, Jefferson, Junipero Serra, and recently even an elk.