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Tags: trump | arlingtoncemetery | House

GOP Lawmaker Slams Thinly Veiled Anti-Trump Bill

GOP Lawmaker Slams Thinly Veiled Anti-Trump Bill
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Thursday, 18 February 2021 06:13 PM

A Republican lawmaker on Thursday lashed out a Democrat-led bill to ban former President Donald Trump from being buried at Arlington National Cemetery — or have his name on any monuments or statues.

The legislation, dubbed “No Glory for Hate Act,”  avoided calling out Trump by name by prohibiting any twice-impeached president from the honors.

Trump is the only president in U.S. history to have faced impeachment two times in his tenure. He was acquitted both times by the Senate.

Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., the bill sponsor, said in a statement the impetus was Trump’s "encouraging" of "racism and hatred" when she introduced the bill late last month.

“This bill ensures that there is no glory for hate — not a building, statue, or even a park bench,” her statement said at the time.

But Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., lashed out at the thinly veiled attempt to bar any burial honors to Trump.

"Seems as though no matter where he is buried he will be living forever in your minds! Nothing says 'unity' like a bill targeting one person," she tweeted

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A Republican lawmaker on Thursday lashed out a Democrat-led bill to ban former President Donald Trump from being buried at Arlington National Cemetery - or have his name on any monuments or statues...
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2021-13-18
Thursday, 18 February 2021 06:13 PM
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