The Senate Armed Services Committee, which is led by Republicans, approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would mandate the Pentagon to rename bases and other facilities that are named in honor of Confederate military leaders, according to a report from the The Hill.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren offered the amendment and the amendment was approved by a voice vote on June 10, 2020 during the committee’s “closed-door markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).” Under this amendment, the Pentagon would be given three years to remove the Confederate names.
During a press briefing on June 10, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany also indicated that Trump would veto the NDAA if the policy bill had language that required the renaming of the bases.
“These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom,” Trump tweeted.
“Therefore, my Administration will not even consider the renaming of these Magnificent and Fabled Military Installations,” the president added.
Two days before Trump made his tweets, an Army spokesperson said Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and Defense Secretary Mark Esper were receptive to renaming the 10 bases that are named in honor of Confederate military leaders.
The bases, which are located in Southern states, are Fort Lee, Fort Hood, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, Fort Bragg, Fort Polk, Fort Pickett, Fort A.P. Hill, Fort Rucker, and Camp Beauregard.
The decision to change these names came during the national hysteria over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died when a police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes, which allegedly caused him to suffocate.
One Republican senator on the Armed Services Committee voiced his opposition to the amendment.
“I opposed this amendment, spoke against it, and voted no in the committee,” Senator Josh Hawley tweeted on June 11. “Congress should not be mandating renaming of our bases and military installations.”
According to The Hill, the “NDAA covers everything from routine matters such as troop pay and how many planes and ships the military can buy to, often, the hot-button defense issues of the moment.”
“LET HIM VETO THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT OVER THIS ISSUE LET’S GO!” Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz tweeted on June 10 in response to the news about the amendment.
It’s good to see that there are elected officials like Josh Hawley who are willing to stand against political correctness and defend American history. Sadly, most of his republican colleagues would rather join the PC left in trying to erase American history.
The American Right Should Beware of Campaign Consultant Grifters
Some people want to make a quick buck with zero results to show for it.
Heading into 2022 and 2024, America First operatives should be careful dealing with campaigns run by grifters.
Patrick Clerbune of VDARE put out an informative post that serves as a warning to all about the rampant corruption within Republican political consultant outfits.
He highlighted a Washington Post piece detailing how donors gave more than $8 million to Kim Klacik, a black woman running as a Republican candidate in Maryland’s 7th district. In reality, the money donated to Klacik’s campaign went straight to the fat pockets of political consultants who knew full well that she couldn’t win.
The Post went into further detail about this naked grifting opportunity:
Her campaign is an example of how some consulting firms are profiting handsomely from Republican candidates who have robust appeal in today’s politically charged environment…
By the end of Klacik’s campaign, she would raise a staggering $8.3 million and pay nearly $3.7 million of it to Olympic Media, according to campaign finance filings.
For political veterans, this is nothing new under the sun. Political consultant parasites such as Karl Rove are notorious for enriching themselves by running failed campaigns and diverting resources from actual winnable races. Rove was also involved in the Georgia Senate dumpster fire, where the GOP dropped a whopping $1 billion and still ended up losing both seats.
Pointing out how the managerial state is detrimental to all Americans, especially minorities, is one thing. But using failed ethnic pandering and running campaigns in districts that can never be won by Republicans is another.
In the aforementioned case, Maryland’s 7th district has never gone Republican in its history and was the long-time home of Elijah Cummings from 1996 until his death in 2019. Democrat challenger Kweisi Mfume completely obliterated Klacik 74 to 25 in the 2020 general election.
Intelligent nationalists would be wise to recognize that certain races are lost causes, which drain resources that could otherwise be allocated towards winnable campaigns. A large degree of skepticism should always be directed towards the political consultant class. Their money-making model does not always translate into electoral success.
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