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Fox & Friends wonders if people will try to take down 9/11 memorials next

On Monday, the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Fox & Friends drew a line from the current debate over Confederate statues to the Sept. 11 memorials. "Do you worry 100 years from now that someone's going to try and take that memorial down like they're trying to remake our memorials today?" Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade asked Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Zinke paused for a moment before answering the question, which compared the fate of the Shanksville, Pennsylvania memorial, devoted to the heroes on Flight 93 who attempted to regain control of the hijacked plane, to that of the statues commemorating the men who fought to defend slavery. "Well I'm one that believes that you know we should learn from history. And I think our monuments are part of our country's history. We can learn from it," Zinke said. "Since we don't put up statues of Jesus, everyone's going to fall morally short."

Watch the conversation below. Becca Stanek