Democrats introduced new laws on Wednesday looking for to stop any federal buildings or statues from being named after former President Donald Trump, in addition to to dam Trump from receiving the same old post-presidency pension, workplace house and different perks.
The No Glory for Hate Act, launched by Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.), would ban federal funds being spent on initiatives “commemorating any former President that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives,” based on the textual content of the invoice.
On Jan. 13, Trump turned the first president to ever be impeached twice when the House voted to question him for “incitement of insurrection.” One week earlier on Jan. 6, after Trump lied once more concerning the validity of the presidential election that he misplaced, a mob of armed Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, the place lawmakers had been certifying the election outcomes. Five individuals died within the riots, together with a U.S. Capitol officer.
“For years, Donald Trump poured gasoline on lies, encouraging racism and hatred, then lit the match on January 6th,” Sánchez stated in a launch, noting that on the day of the riot, she’d needed to barricade herself inside an workplace with solely a baseball bat for cover.
“We should never glorify the hatred Donald Trump personified as President,” she added. “This bill ensures that there is no glory for hate – not a building, statue, or even a park bench.”
The laws, which is co-sponsored up to now by a dozen different Democrats, would additionally block Trump from receiving the lifetime advantages offered to former presidents, together with a pension currently valued at around $220,000 per year, workplace house, paid employees and burial at Arlington National Cemetery. The invoice would nonetheless permit Trump to obtain Secret Service safety.
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