WATCH: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announces plan to remove Lee monument from Richmond

Governor scheduled to speak at 11 a.m.

RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam addressed Virginians on Thursday morning about the state’s history and its future.

The news conference, which is typically held at 2 p.m., was at 11 a.m. to avoid conflicting with the memorial service for George Floyd.

During the news conference, he announced the plan for the statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond to be removed as soon as possible.

The governor is now only be giving coronavirus updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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