Nelson took to Twitter yesterday to clarify his stance:
In a statement to Politico, Nelson also said he believes the two statues in Tallahassee should be moved to a Confederate cemetery.
“Confederate statues belong in a historical museum or cemetery, not in a place of honor.”— Bill Nelson (@SenBillNelson) August 22, 2017
His unclear response on the this heated issue drew criticism from the black community and progressives. "I want him to acknowledge that there is no place for them anymore. Our country is no longer there, we have moved on. … There's no need for them, that's what Sen. Nelson should be saying," said state Rep. Shevrin Jones to Politico.