A new defense bill to fund the military through 2021 is working its way through the Senate.
But just before it could reach Trump’s desk, former Democrat candidate for president, Elizabeth Warren, slipped in an amendment that might derail the entire bill.
She wants to rename several Army bases named after Confederate generals, in an apparent move to placate radical activists.
Several Republican senators signaled their support for it, via a committee vote. But President Trump is already threatening to kill it:
President Trump late Tuesday night threatened to veto the must-pass bill to fund the military for the 2021 fiscal year if it includes an amendment introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., aimed at renaming military assets named after Confederate leaders and generals.
Here is Trump’s tweet:
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!
President Trump has been very vocal in his opposition to renaming bases named after Confederate generals or removing statues of Confederate leaders.
In the past, he claimed this would lead to a movement to erase or remove all historical leaders, including Washington and Jefferson.
He was proven right, as radical activists tore down any statue they could get their hands on.
The move to rename these Army bases was spear-headed by one-time rival Sen. Warren. It was approved in committee, with Republican senators refusing to go on record with a voice vote.
Although the legislation was approved to move forward, it might need to be revised, should the Senate fear Trump’s threat. In order for the funding to be approved, they will have to remove Warren’s amendment.
- Warren added an amendment to rename Army bases named for Confederate generals.
- Trump warned to veto the bill unless the Senate removes the measure.
- The president has opposed the renaming of bases as well as the removal of Confederate statues.