Republican senator rushes to ban renaming of military bases named after Confederate leaders

GOP Sen. Josh Hawley took to the Senate floor to block an amendment from Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren

By Matthew Chapman
Published June 13, 2020 8:29AM (EDT)
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley (Getty/Michael B. Thomas)
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley (Getty/Michael B. Thomas)

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On Thursday, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., took to the Senate floor to block an amendment from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Ma., to remove the names of Confederate officers from U.S. military bases — and explain his opposition.

"The purpose was to erase from history erase, every person and name and event not righteous enough and to cast those who would object as defenders of the cause of slavery," said Hawley. His goal, he insisted, was not to celebrate the Confederacy, but to "embrace the cause of union, our union shared together as Americans."

"It is time for our leaders to stop using their position here to divide us," he added.

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