WASHINGTON – The GOP-led Armed Services Committee has approved a resolution calling for the Pentagon to rename military bases and assets, in defiance of President Trump, who warned him not to support the move by Elizabeth Warren.
The committee approved Wednesday’s amendment to the annual defense bill that would establish a commission to rename all Pentagon assets, including ships, planes, buildings, military bases and equipment, in the name of Confederate commanders within the next three years. The roll call was announced.
In the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer, cities across the country have begun removing statues of Confederate leaders as they engage in an emotional conversation about race and civil rights.
President Trump in the Air Force on his way to Dallas on Thursday afternoon Has tweeted his denial Warren, who is a member of the committee and a former Democratic presidential nominee, says Republicans should not “fall for it.”
“Senator Elizabeth” Pocahontas “Warren, the seriously defeated presidential candidate, introduced an amendment to the renaming of our famous military bases, from which we were trained to win two world wars. We hope our best Republican senators will not come for it!”
This amendment applies to military bases such as Fort Prague in North Carolina and Fort Benning in Georgia, which are named after Confederate Gens. Braxton Brock and Henry Lewis Benning.
Repeating the president’s tweets on the matter Wednesday, White House press secretary Kylie McEnany said Trump would in no way support the renaming of military bases – setting up a confrontation between the president and Capitol Hill and endangering the defense budget.
“The president will not sign legislation renamed America’s forts,” McCanny told reporters.
“Fort Prague, for example, is one of the largest military installations. This is the home of tens of thousands of brave American soldiers, and when you think of Prague Castle, we think of the brave soldiers sent from there, ”he continued.
Trump has previously leveled this idea in a series of tweets, which are part of the “Great American Heritage.”
Warren explained his decision to introduce the movement A Tuesday tweet, Writes: “It has been a long time to complete the tribute to white supremacy in our military installations.”