Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee defies Trump on ditching Confederate names on military bases: report

Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee defies Trump on ditching Confederate names on military bases: report
050210-N-2383B-253 Washington, D.C. (Dec. 10, 2005) – Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) questions top ranking leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces, during the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2006 and the Future Years Defense Program. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Johnny Bivera (RELEASED)

The Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee has reportedly defied President Donald Trump and has adopted a resolution to push for the renaming of American military bases that were named after Confederate generals.


According to CNN’s Jim Sciutto, the Republican-led Senate committee adopted the resolution in a closed-door session on Wednesday night.

The resolution puts the Senate Armed Services Committee on a collision course with President Donald Trump, who earlier this week defended naming bases after Confederate generals on the grounds that those generals were part of America’s tradition of “winning and freedom.”

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