President Trump threatened to veto an annual must-pass Defense Bill if senators don’t take away language that may require the Protection Division to rename U.S. navy bases that honor the Confederacy.
The language was added to the Nationwide Protection Authorization Act in a bipartisan modification proposed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.). It passed out of a GOP-led committee by voice vote in mid-June with solely a handful of Republicans opposing it.
In a Twitter put up shortly earlier than midnight Tuesday, Mr. Trump used a mocking nickname to discuss with Ms. Warren and cited forts named for Accomplice Gens. Robert E. Lee and Braxton Bragg.
“I’ll Veto the Protection Authorization Invoice if the Elizabeth ’Pocahontas’ Warren (of all individuals!) Modification, which is able to result in the renaming (plus different dangerous issues!) of Fort Bragg, Fort Robert E. Lee, and lots of different Army Bases from which we received Two World Wars, is within the Invoice!” Mr. Trump tweeted.