"Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade asked Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday whether 9/11 memorials would be taken down some day, after cities have started removing Confederate monuments in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last month.
Kilmeade asked Zinke on the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks if he was concerned about the Flight 93 National Monument in Pennsylvania being taken down in the future.
"Do you worry 100 years from now someone is going to try to take that memorial down like they're trying to remake our memorials today?" Kilmeade asked Zinke.
"I'm one that believes that you know we should learn from history," Zinke responded. "I think our monuments are part of our country's history. We can learn from it. Since we don't put up statues of Jesus, everyone's going to fall morally short. I think reflecting on our history, both good and bad, is a powerful statement and part of our DNA."
Zinke is attending a ceremony in Shanksville, Pa., to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 attack with Vice President Mike Pence.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage last month compared taking down Confederate monuments to taking down the memorials honoring the victims of Sept. 11.
"To me, it's just like going to New York City right now and taking down the monument of those who perished in 9/11. It will come to that," he said.