A Democrat from California wants to stop using taxpayer money for anything that honors former President Donald Trump.
Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) and 13 co-sponsors recently introduced the No Glory for Hate Bill to ban authorities from using federal funding to dedicate any public property to Trump.
“No federal funds may be used to create or display any symbol, monument, or statue commemorating any former president that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives,” the bill’s wording states.
The prohibition applies to highways, parks, subways, federal buildings, military installations, streets, federal land, park benches, and any other form of commemoration.
The bill applies to all former presidents who were “convicted of a state or federal crime relating to actions taken in an official capacity as president of the United States on federal public land.”
It also limits a variety of presidential benefits, including:
- office travel expenses
- burial in Arlington National Cemetery
Although President Trump is not named in the proposed legislation, he is the only former president who faced impeachment hearings twice.
Sanchez openly accused President Trump of lying, encouraging racism, spreading hatred, and inciting insurrection. She completely disregarded the fact that President Trump has already been acquitted of abusing power, obstructing justice, and inciting insurrection.
“A president who has been impeached twice does not deserve the honors bestowed on a former president,” Sanchez said in a statement. “We should never glorify the hatred Donald Trump personified as president. This bill ensures that there is no glory for hate—not a building, statue, or even a park bench.”
Sanchez kept recalling the Capitol riots day when she armed herself with a baseball bat that she previously used to play congressional baseball games.
Sanchez said, “I remember getting the horrifying news that no one was coming to help us—that the National Guard had not gotten approval—while police officers were being beaten and overrun.”
She also implied that former President Trump was guilty of sedition and should never be honored as are “our former presidents who served with grace.”
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) has a different recollection of the events leading up to Jan. 6. The senator saw the unrest firsthand and revealed he was also fully prepared to defend himself if a violent confrontation became unavoidable.
“I was in the chamber when the rioters were coming over, I was taking my jacket off, my tie off, rolling my sleeves up just in case I had to fight,” he told Fox News’s “America Reports.” “The chances of me understanding and appreciating the severity of the situation is 100 percent.”
Scott believes neither those peaceful demonstrators who stayed outside nor the president should be blamed for smashed windows, vandalized public property, seized offices, and even a complete evacuation of both the House and Senate.
“The one person I do not blame for that situation is President Trump,” he said. “I do not blame the nonviolent protesters outside. I blame the individuals coming in the chamber, coming in the building. The Democrats should put the blame where it stands, where it should be, and it does not, it does not have to do with the president who said go ‘peacefully’ to protest.”
The bill’s cosponsors include Democratic Reps. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.), Judy Chu (Calif.), Gerald E. Connolly (Va.), André D. Carson (Ind.), Danny K. Davis (Ill.), Veronica Escobar (Texas), Ruben Gallego (Ariz.), Jahana Hayes (Conn.), Barbara Lee (Calif.), Alan Lowenthal (Calif.), Grace F. Napolitano (Calif.), Jan Schakowsky (Ill.), and Nikema Williams (Ga.).