Missouri Senator Votes No on Renaming Confederate-Named Military Bases

(Washington) U.S. Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri voted against an amendment in the Armed Services Committee that would require the military to rename ten bases named after Confederate officers.

On Twitter, Hawley sides with President Trump and says Congress should not be mandating the renaming of military installations.

Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren offered the measure and says it’s long past time to end the tribute to “white supremacy on America’s military bases.”

The committee did approve the measure that was added to an annual military spending bill.