SAN DIEGO (AP) — A statue of former California Gov. Pete Wilson has been removed from a San Diego park after critics said the governor supported laws and policies that hurt immigrants and LGBTQ community members.
The 13-year-old statue near Horton Plaza Park was removed by Horton Walk, the nonprofit that owns it.
Earlier this week, Latino and gay rights groups held a news conference in front of the life-sized bronze sculpture calling for its removal.
Sean Walsh, Wilson’s law partner and former chief of staff, said the statue was a recognition of the governor’s 50 years of public service.