President Donald Trump dropped a bomb on Democrats late Tuesday night when he threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act if it contains an amendment to rename military bases and assets that have the names of Confederate generals and soldiers.
President Trump took to Twitter just before midnight to let Democrats know that he is not going to budge on this.
“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!” Trump tweeted.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2020
This came after the amendment, which was filed by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), passed the GOP-led Senate Armed Services Committee, according to The Blaze. If the amendment were to become law, it would force the Defense Department to rename any and all posts and assets that honor the Confederacy, compelling said changes within the next three years.
In her filing, Warren included a link to an op-ed by retired Army General David Petraeus in which he said that military assets honoring rebel “traitors” should be renamed. Trump, however, has been against this from the very beginning.
“Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become a part of a Great American Heritage, and a history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom,” Trump tweeted last month. “The United States of America trained and deployed our HEROES on these Hallowed Grounds, and won two World Wars. Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations…”
…history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom. The United States of America trained and deployed our HEROES on these Hallowed Grounds, and won two World Wars. Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2020
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Trump isn’t the only lawmaker who is against Warren’s amendment. “This latest effort to unilaterally rename bases …smacks of the cancel culture the Left wants to impose on the nation,” said Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO).
In the wake of the death of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody back in May, liberals have been ripping down statues and desecrating memorials in their quest to erase any piece of American history that they deem to be “racist.” Unfortunately for them, it looks like they won’t get away with their latest attempt to “cancel” American history on Trump’s watch.
This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on July 1, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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