July 01, 2020

Trump threatens to veto Warren-backed defense bill removing Confederate names from military bases

The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the measure with bipartisan support.

President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to veto a national defense bill the Senate is considering if an amendment from Sen. Elizabeth Warren to rename military bases honoring the Confederacy is not removed.

"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!" Trump tweeted.


Read the full article on the NBC News website here. 

By:  Rebecca Shabad
Source: NBC News