Jeh Johnson, former President Barack Obama’s Homeland Security secretary, told The Week that the existence of Confederate statues is a danger to public security.

"What alarms so many of us from a security perspective is that so many of the statues, the Confederate monuments, are now, modern-day, becoming symbols and rallying points for white nationalism, for neo-Nazis, for the KKK, and this is most alarming,” Johnson said.

“We fought a world war against Nazism. The KKK reigned terror on African-Americans for generations.”