Sen. bill strips Confederate names from bases

Senate passes bill stripping Confederate names from bases

July 23, 2020

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Senate passes bill stripping Confederate names from bases

 

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday passed a $740 billion defense spending bill that includes a provision to remove the name of Confederate leaders from military bases — setting up a showdown with President Trump who is opposed to the move.

The GOP-controlled chamber overwhelming passed the legislation with a vote of 81 to 14 — well over the number required to override the presidential veto which Trump threatened to wield last month in a bid to stop the bill.

The National Defense Authorization Act includes a plan to change the names of army bases named after Confederate soldiers, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Benning in Georgia, which are named after Confederate Gens. Braxton Bragg and Henry Lewis Benning.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts introduced the provision which will require the Pentagon to establish a commission to rename within the next three years all military assets named after people who fought against the Union 155 years ago.

The sprawling legislation also includes a 3 percent pay hike for members of the military. The House on Tuesday passed the bill with a similar veto-proof bipartisan vote of 295 to 125.

Trump has been a vociferous opponent of the idea of renaming bases and threatened to veto the bill during an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” over the weekend.

“I don’t care what the military says. I’m supposed to make the decision,” he said. “Fort Bragg is a big deal. We won two world wars — nobody even knows General Bragg. We won two world wars.”

“What are we going to rename it? You going to name it after the Reverend Al Sharpton? What are you going to name it, Chris?” he asked. “No, I’m not going to go changing them,” Trump added.

Fort Bragg in North Carolina.AP

Cities across America have begun removing statues honoring Confederate leaders as the nation engages in an emotional conversation about race in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of white police officers in Minneapolis.

Warren explained her decision to introduce the motion in a tweet last month, writing: “It’s long past time to end the tribute to white supremacy on our military installations.”

Powerful allies of the president in Congress including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he had no problem with US military bases being renamed and has reportedly privately urged Trump to pass the sprawling funding bill.

Senate passes bill stripping Confederate names from bases

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Senate passes bill stripping Confederate names from bases

July 23, 2020

2 Min Read

Senate passes bill stripping Confederate names from bases

 

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday passed a $740 billion defense spending bill that includes a provision to remove the name of Confederate leaders from military bases — setting up a showdown with President Trump who is opposed to the move.

The GOP-controlled chamber overwhelming passed the legislation with a vote of 81 to 14 — well over the number required to override the presidential veto which Trump threatened to wield last month in a bid to stop the bill.

The National Defense Authorization Act includes a plan to change the names of army bases named after Confederate soldiers, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Benning in Georgia, which are named after Confederate Gens. Braxton Bragg and Henry Lewis Benning.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts introduced the provision which will require the Pentagon to establish a commission to rename within the next three years all military assets named after people who fought against the Union 155 years ago.

The sprawling legislation also includes a 3 percent pay hike for members of the military. The House on Tuesday passed the bill with a similar veto-proof bipartisan vote of 295 to 125.

Trump has been a vociferous opponent of the idea of renaming bases and threatened to veto the bill during an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” over the weekend.

“I don’t care what the military says. I’m supposed to make the decision,” he said. “Fort Bragg is a big deal. We won two world wars — nobody even knows General Bragg. We won two world wars.”

“What are we going to rename it? You going to name it after the Reverend Al Sharpton? What are you going to name it, Chris?” he asked. “No, I’m not going to go changing them,” Trump added.

Fort Bragg in North Carolina.AP

Cities across America have begun removing statues honoring Confederate leaders as the nation engages in an emotional conversation about race in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of white police officers in Minneapolis.

Warren explained her decision to introduce the motion in a tweet last month, writing: “It’s long past time to end the tribute to white supremacy on our military installations.”

Powerful allies of the president in Congress including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he had no problem with US military bases being renamed and has reportedly privately urged Trump to pass the sprawling funding bill.

Senate passes bill stripping Confederate names from bases


Why are you wasting everyone's time with a Warren bill? Shut up and sit down.

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Senate passes bill stripping Confederate names from bases

July 23, 2020

2 Min Read

Senate passes bill stripping Confederate names from bases

 

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday passed a $740 billion defense spending bill that includes a provision to remove the name of Confederate leaders from military bases — setting up a showdown with President Trump who is opposed to the move.

The GOP-controlled chamber overwhelming passed the legislation with a vote of 81 to 14 — well over the number required to override the presidential veto which Trump threatened to wield last month in a bid to stop the bill.

The National Defense Authorization Act includes a plan to change the names of army bases named after Confederate soldiers, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Benning in Georgia, which are named after Confederate Gens. Braxton Bragg and Henry Lewis Benning.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts introduced the provision which will require the Pentagon to establish a commission to rename within the next three years all military assets named after people who fought against the Union 155 years ago.

The sprawling legislation also includes a 3 percent pay hike for members of the military. The House on Tuesday passed the bill with a similar veto-proof bipartisan vote of 295 to 125.

Trump has been a vociferous opponent of the idea of renaming bases and threatened to veto the bill during an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” over the weekend.

“I don’t care what the military says. I’m supposed to make the decision,” he said. “Fort Bragg is a big deal. We won two world wars — nobody even knows General Bragg. We won two world wars.”

“What are we going to rename it? You going to name it after the Reverend Al Sharpton? What are you going to name it, Chris?” he asked. “No, I’m not going to go changing them,” Trump added.

Fort Bragg in North Carolina.AP

Cities across America have begun removing statues honoring Confederate leaders as the nation engages in an emotional conversation about race in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of white police officers in Minneapolis.

Warren explained her decision to introduce the motion in a tweet last month, writing: “It’s long past time to end the tribute to white supremacy on our military installations.”

Powerful allies of the president in Congress including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he had no problem with US military bases being renamed and has reportedly privately urged Trump to pass the sprawling funding bill.

Senate passes bill stripping Confederate names from bases

 

Why are you wasting everyone's time with a Warren bill? Shut up and sit down.

because it passed.  81 to 14.

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Next steps: Trump signs it and Trump supporters cheer him for doing what they previously cheered him for opposing.

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Crazy Larry -

Next steps: Trump signs it and Trump supporters cheer him for doing what they previously cheered him for opposing.

Then will claim liberals now hate removing the names because Trump supports it.

eurasia has always been at war with oceania

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Good.

Lol Republicans are such pussies. What’s the point of them if they’re going to vote like the Dems?

I hope Trump wins re-election, but idk what the “Wait until November and you’ll see!” crowd expects from swamp creatures like Turtle Man Mitch. 
 

Trump and the 14 that voted nay are the only ones with balls in that party. Sad!

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Lived in the south almost my entire life and never understood why anybody still gives a fuck about the confederacy. Not only did they lose the war, but they’re fucking traitors of America. I see confederate and American flags flown off the back of trucks all of the time and it makes zero sense.

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The Adversary -

Lol Republicans are such pussies. What’s the point of them if they’re going to vote like the Dems?


I hope Trump wins re-election, but idk what the “Wait until November and you’ll see!” crowd expects from swamp creatures like Turtle Man Mitch. 
 


Trump and the 14 that voted nay are the only ones with balls in that party. Sad!

Because this shouldn't be a partisan issue.  This isn't even the Confederate flag thing which you could argue has grown into something beyond the civil war and into a symbol of the south.  Not a great argument but something.


This is actually naming bases after traitors.  Its really stupid and a legitimate mistake we made decades ago.

Fedorthedrummer -

Lived in the south almost my entire life and never understood why anybody still gives a fuck about the confederacy. Not only did they lose the war, but they’re fucking traitors of America. I see confederate and American flags flown off the back of trucks all of the time and it makes zero sense.

Because every single person in the US is racist.  It's been all over Twitter. 

“What are we going to rename them, Chris?”

 

Fort Hood is now Fort Patton.

 

Fort Bragg is now Fort Bank. (For Aaron Bank, founder of US SF)

 

Fort Benning is Fort Darby (After WW2 Ranger Officer William O. Darby)

 

It’s just that simple. US bases shouldn’t be named after officers from the losing side of a war against the US.

 

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“What are we going to rename them, Chris?”


 


Fort Hood is now Fort Patton.


 


Fort Bragg is now Fort Bank. (For Aaron Bank, founder of US SF)


 


Fort Benning is Fort Darby (After WW2 Ranger Officer William O. Darby)


 


It’s just that simple. US bases shouldn’t be named after officers from the losing side of a war against the US.


 

exactly.  we don't have any bases or ships named after benedict arnold.

Why is this a provision in a massive bill?  Is it impossible to vote on without being attached to a stack of pork?

Demonizing long dead confederate soldiers doesnt fix anything now. It doesnt better people's lives.

No worthwhile productive person is being emotionally scarred by a fort being named after someone who died in 1880.

 

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Racism defeated.

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HELWIG -

Demonizing long dead confederate soldiers doesnt fix anything now. It doesnt better people's lives.


No worthwhile productive person is being emotionally scarred by a fort being named after someone who died in 1880.


 

are you a black soldier?

GentileLarryDavid -

Fort Bragg becomes Fort Beavers after Clarence H. Beavers, the first volunteer and longest surviving member of TheTriple Nickle smoke jumpers. 
 

So is it about confederate soilders or is it because they're white?

What will they rename them?

 

Ft. Safe Space?

Ft. Tubman?

Ft. Harambe?

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OP, I feel uncomfortable with your use of "strips" which envokes violent, sexually abusive imagery.  Do better.