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WATCH: Gillibrand “I think people are tired of having to look at statues, monuments, bases named after Confederate soldiers and generals”

by Paul Goldberg

Appearing with Andrew Mitchell on MSNBC, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) argued it’s “not fair” and “not right” for President Trump to threaten to veto the entire defense authorization bill if Elizabeth Warren’s amendment calling for the renaming of confederate bases is in it.

Tuesday evening, President Trump tweeted:

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!

Andrew Mitchelll:

The president also tweeting that he is threatening now to veto the entire Defense Authorization Bill if the Elizabeth Warren Monuments Protection Act is in it.

Kirsten Gillibrand:

Look, this country is in a reckoning right now. I think the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the protests that have gone on across my state and across this country are meaningful and powerful.

I think people are tired of having to look at statues, monuments, bases named after Confederate soldiers and generals.

It’s not fair, it’s not right. I think for President Trump to threaten to veto the defense bill over this issue that is the right thing to do, again, shows his lack of leadership and shows his disconnect from the American people.

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