Trump promises to VETO Elizabeth Warren’s bill that would rename military bases named after Confederate generals – The Sun
DONALD Trump has promised to veto Elizabeth Warren’s bill that would rename all military bases named after Confederate generals.
The 45th President, 74, wrote on Twitter: “I will Veto the Defense Authorization Bill if the Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren (of all people!) Amendment, which will lead to the renaming (plus other bad things!) of Fort Bragg, Fort Robert E. Lee, and many other Military Bases from which we won Two World Wars, is in the Bill!”
The Massachusetts Senator had called for all all military bases named after Confederate generals to be renamed, saying they are not named for heroes but for traitors.
Among the several bases Elizabeth Warren called out was Fort Hood, Fort Lee and Camp Beauregard.
She noted that these bases were not named right after the Civil War but decades after during the Jim Crow era in an effort to back white supremacy.
Warren called the naming after confederate generals "wrong."
"After years of resistance and denial, the Department of Defense is finally recognizing it is time for our military to Stop paying homage to individuals who betrayed the united states and who took up arms against it to defend slavery," Warren said.
To those who complain about removing these names, Warren believes they "ought to learn some history themselves."
The 71-year-old Democrat Senator is currently being pushed by progressive groups as a potential running mate for Joe Biden in upcoming presidential election.
However Biden is also being urged to pick a black candidate in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.
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