GOP-led panel bucks Trump over removing Confederate leaders’ names

GOP-led panel bucks Trump over removing Confederate leaders' names 1


A Senate plan to remove names of Confederate leaders on military assets has sharply divided Republicans — and has now put a GOP-led panel at odds with the White House at a time of a wide-ranging re-examination of race in the United States.
The amendment, offered by Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, calls for the removal of names of Confederate leaders from all military assets — whether it's a base, installation, facility, aircraft, ship, plane or type of equipment — within three years. The plan was adopted behind closed doors by voice vote with the support of some Republicans, even as President Donald Trump condemned any action to remove Confederate leaders' names from military bases — and the White House vowed to veto any such legislative effort.
"There is always a history that we don't want to forget," Sen. Mike Rounds, a South Dakota Republican who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said when asked about the plan, which he supports. "With regard to that I agree with the President that we don't want to forget our history. … But at the same time that doesn't mean that we should continue with those bases with the names of individuals who fought against our country."
The amendment comes at a precarious time for Trump, who has struggled to win support within the black community and has seen his poll numbers drop sharply amid his handling of both the coronavirus pandemic and the deep racial unrest caused by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed while in Minneapolis police custody.

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74 Comments on "GOP-led panel bucks Trump over removing Confederate leaders’ names"

  1. You know it’s bad when nascar says no more flying the confederate flag

    • @John Smith you forgot jim crow , that went on till the 50s I have heard that southern heritage bs before, my ? to that person, witch part are you proud of , the raping / killing /beating or all of it.. everyone vote blue stay safe , thx JOHN

    • anna martinez | June 12, 2020 at 9:13 PM | Reply

      @JediFlavored Soap I understand, not others

    • Cinthia Medeiros | June 12, 2020 at 9:36 PM | Reply

    • ​@Aaron Wells Should it, should they, should we? Sure why not, who fucking cares? History happened. Those things happened. Getting rid of all of the imagery doesn’t change the fact. So maybe, having a reminder of where we came from, to show us how far we’ve come, is a good thing. White washing history serves no one.

    • End Of times | June 12, 2020 at 9:59 PM | Reply

      Eric Newman ….so all this time they were getting away with that for years/decades??!! wtF

  2. It’s like Germany having military base named after Hitler, would we accept that?

  3. If it’s really about history, where are all the statues of King George lll ?

  4. Fletcher Christian | June 12, 2020 at 5:57 AM | Reply

    Trump is Darth Vader’s cousin!
    Tax E. Vader.

  5. Wandering Firbolg | June 12, 2020 at 6:04 AM | Reply

    As someone who as served under the command of a “former” fascist colonel, I’m happy to see that the US are finally moving on and leaving all the racist and bigot BS behind… hopefully!

  6. Why not christen a base “(Benedict)Arnold”? It’s just as legit.

  7. Justin Parker | June 12, 2020 at 7:05 AM | Reply

    “We need these, this is our history.” Well, Karen. Why don’t you get a Jeffrey Epstein statue at your fountain. He is history too.

  8. IntrusiveApe | June 12, 2020 at 7:53 AM | Reply

    CNN’s frontpage everyday for the last 4 years: Here is how trump is ruining your life and the life of your children.

    • Greetings from germany. Im glad to he able to see their side, then to make if I have interest my own research andmake my picture. I started long long ago with fox news. I also didnt check facts, i was very young, but when i started to do so…wow i was shocked to see this fox has a official “news” on their channel and not a fox “comedy” symbol…have a nice day sir

  9. Darnell Allen | June 12, 2020 at 7:53 AM | Reply

    Being a veteran I think it’s time for change to remove the names of leaders who fought against America’s system of values. Since 9-11 we’ve lost many great soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airman whom names should be considered. There should be no black, no white, or no race other than the human race in America or the world. Each time I’ve raised my right hand to accept the oath read to me it was for every man, woman, and child in America. Also that oath was to uphold the Constitution not for the symbol of the flag because the Constitution is the foundation of America and it’s to support every American of birth right or through naturalization while the flag just symbolizes the country as every country has a flay, but not a Constitution!

    • The fathers of the constitution owned slaves, and believed only white males mattered.

    • @Mike Cowles hey man this guy Darnell point was good but you Mike are stupid just move to CHAZ and tell with them if you hate our country so much

  10. So the surrendering and getting asskicked are someone’s heritage. Haha haha, yo mama.

    • But what was the union 90% white

    • @James what does it matter if there were caucasian Union soldiers? They (The United States of America/Union) had enough sound mental health to fight against crimes against humanity. Hitler was also “white”, but he was a psychopath.

    • @Ten Girl just a lot of people in the comments deny that and no one mentions the people of CHAZ receding

    • @Ten Girl they were the majority “not some” European Americans fought that war maybe 2% African Americans

    • Cinthia Medeiros | June 12, 2020 at 9:33 PM | Reply

  11. I’m a veteran. My country & uniform only has room for ONE flag. the UNITED states of America.

    • @Zero Requiem ” The point is the “Of America” part. It’s not debatable.”
      both Canada and Mexico are part of America too.
      you don’t see folks flying THOSE flags.

      ” What if in the future most people DO believe they are human and ban all abortions to protect from crimes against humanity?”
      won’t happen. let’s assume for a second they ARE human- sidestep that debate entirely.
      you STILL cannot fore a woman to bear the child.
      that’d be the same legally as forcing you to donate an organ to someone else.
      in terms of human rights, self autonomy beats saving another’s life.

      ” but believed in the south. ”
      and what did the south believe in?
      the Confederate Constitution both banned secession and established slavery in th Constitution, so no states could ban it.
      iow, the were *against* states rights and proslavery.
      THAT is the south these folks believe in.

    • Zero Requiem | June 12, 2020 at 10:09 PM | Reply

      @d bc Don’t be silly. Mexico and Canada aren’t part of The United States of America. Don’t argue silly semantics.

      Of course it can happen. Our current standard of today isn’t going to be what people think 50, 100, 200 years later. It’s just not shrug. Culture changes. Law changes. It’s kind of ironic a bit. You should go read why the supreme court found the civil rights act of 1875 unconstitutional.

      I can’t speak for everyone in the south, but by that same token neither can you. I do know there were people that fought solely because their home was being attacked. Non political people that wanted to protect their family. Others thought the Something about states rights. Really big window of particular things there. And yes, there were some that supported slavery.

      I would suggest you read some civil war era writings and journals. It’s honestly interesting to get a window into life that is so far removed from the life we live today.


    • @Zero Requiem You’re right – Mexico and Canada aren’t part of the United States of America — but neither was the Confederate States of America, they literally were trying to define themselves as a separate country, and the fact that “America” is in the name doesn’t mean it was part of the USA. That’s like saying the flag of South Sudan is a flag of the country of The Republic of Sudan. The confederate flag represents an independent nation from the USA, just one that happens to have occupied some of the same soil at a point in history.

    • Zero Requiem | June 12, 2020 at 10:38 PM | Reply

      @Chris Lukes It was a civil war. By definition they were both America. Not debatable. No matter who won, it was always going to be America.

    • @Zero Requiem ” Don’t be silly. Mexico and Canada aren’t part of The United States of America. ”
      Nether was the Confederacy. I was just going off YOUR point. YOU were talking about America, not the ISA.

      “Of course it can happen. ”
      I’m saying your point doesn’t matter. because legally you can’t force pple to die to save other ppl.

      “I would suggest you read some civil war era writings and journals. ”
      I’m not arguing what every single person thought.
      I’m saying the Confederacy was founded on the principles of slavery and no states’ rights, that the articles of secession almost invariably mentioned slavery as one of or the main cause, and that ppl can fool themselves as much as they want, but THAT is what they are hanging on to.
      I’m sure you can find some Germans who didn’t believe in Naziism and fought in WW2.
      doesnt’ change things.

  12. Theonetruegod | June 12, 2020 at 9:17 AM | Reply

    Trump and republicans love the confederacy and hate their own military.

    • Bobby Beaver | June 12, 2020 at 8:00 PM | Reply

      Funny how you say Trump hates the military,but truth is all of us in the military love him.He has done more for us than any President in history.That is why we back our commander and chief. Also why most all of use will vote for him in November.

  13. Martin McMartin | June 12, 2020 at 9:33 AM | Reply

    tRump naturally wants to keep statues of other leaders like him … traitors

    • Travis Hills | June 12, 2020 at 5:40 PM | Reply

      🤔 is literally just trying to conserve history.
      But hey at this point I guess protecting Confederate statues is a lost cause because General Lee himself argued Against statues of him being displayed on Capitol buildings and monuments.
      I think General Lee foresaw the future.

    • 😂😂😂😂😂😂🤦‍♂️

  14. World's Netizen | June 12, 2020 at 9:36 AM | Reply

    “Protests: Why are some white people randomly gifting black people money?”
    How matter are you when you accept others’ free money? Do you realize that? BLM protesters?
    What really means when one has to say/claim “I matter” to everybody else? think about it. BLM protesters.
    oh, my, play your crappy game with yourselves. don’t get me wrong. rethink about it, why did Joffre had to remind everybody else he is the king(he matters)? b/c he doesn’t matter.
    You’ll have been “gifted”(WTF, this is the reason why didn’t publish the crappy gaming rules?) nothing as if I vote on somewhere else like before. Shut the crappy blacked site already to get more “gifts”, tsk, tsk, bye.

    • Dude…. Plain English language, punctuation and grammar are obviously not your strong suit… Back to kindergarten with you 🤦🤦🤦 hot damn that was hard to attempt to understand 😢

  15. Jennifer Acrey | June 12, 2020 at 11:03 AM | Reply

    “Virginia is no longer the capital of the confederacy”. That’s beautiful!

  16. Chris Reiser | June 12, 2020 at 12:06 PM | Reply

    “We are going to re-evaluate this” what is there to evaluate, they were all traitors to our county and humanity.

    • C. Gibson Wilson | June 12, 2020 at 5:04 PM | Reply

      Well in keeping with IQ45’s desires and beliefs we could have Ft. Hitler, Ft. Stalin, Ft. Mussolini.

    • Broken Arrow | June 12, 2020 at 5:17 PM | Reply

      Yet the democrats party of Jim Crow law and Indian murderrr still exists… #HowDemocratsStarted

  17. Joshua Taylor | June 12, 2020 at 12:55 PM | Reply

    They literally have a history of losing.

  18. We don’t need statues and flags to remember the traitors who wanted to secede from the United States in order to keep slavery. We have books for that. We will never forget.

    By the way. They lost.

    • Solstice of Snow | June 12, 2020 at 8:16 PM | Reply

      If you remove that mark, the only thing that would follow is more dark times.

    • Eric the Red | June 12, 2020 at 9:02 PM | Reply

      @Solstice of Snow What mark is left by looking at a statue? People should look at the pictures with bodies strewn across the battlefield. Or the pictures of slaves with whip marks across their backs. Or the pics of people as they watched the Lincoln’s casket go by after his assassination. You can’t really look at a statue of Robert E Lee sitting proudly on his horse and have these things come to mind.

    • All you armchair historians need to learn history before you make such all-encompassing blanket statements like that. You didn’t live in those times, and I’m sure you would have been just as uninformed as damn near everybody else was at that time. There was MUCH MORE than just slavery that caused the civil war. Foremost of these was economic inequity. Not many people were building factories in the South for mass production of goods (which is why the South missed the boat industrially). But most of the food was grown in the south, and other products like cotton to make textiles and such.

    • Cinthia Medeiros | June 12, 2020 at 9:33 PM | Reply

    • Stingjay 4000 | June 12, 2020 at 9:33 PM | Reply

      How’s that armchair of yours…comfy?

  19. 2020: “hey guys…we should probably ban that flag that celebrates slavery”
    Rest of the world: :O

    • Nicky Krystals | June 12, 2020 at 6:36 PM | Reply

      I just researched this flag recently. Nobody flew this flag after the civil war. They brought it back in southern states to protest integration. Racist mfers.

  20. Stephen Young | June 12, 2020 at 8:08 PM | Reply

    Bet thats why Trump is obsessed with Hillary her wardrobe. Obama well he golfs better! Bunker Trump uses bunker to dress in drag like Jefferson Davis

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