House Democrats have introduced a resolution that will ban “twice impeached presidents” from burial at Arlington National Cemetery. If passed, the bill would also restrict federal funds from going to buildings displaying their names or achievements.
The No Glory for Hate Act was introduced to the House by Democrat Rep. Linda Sánchez (CA) as H.R. 484 on January 25. The act seeks to prevent any governmental monument, structure, building, or public land from being named after a president who has been impeached twice by the House of Representatives by restricting federal funding to the projects.
The act would restrict twice impeached presidents from post-presidency benefits such as pension, staff, and office travel expenses. Presidents who meet the act’s criteria would also be barred from burial at the Arlington National Cemetery.
Trump is the only president in U.S. history who has been impeached twice by the House of Representatives. Thus, the No Glory for Hate Act would only apply to him as of now.
Although the legislative text does not mention the former president by name, Sanchez alluded to her intentions in a tweet.
“We should never glorify the hatred Donald Trump personified as president. This bill ensures that there is no glory for hate – not a building, statue, or even a park bench,” Sanchez told the Washington Times.
“I can’t imagine sending students in Southern California – or anywhere in America – to a school named in honor of a traitorous president,” she continued.
Even though President Trump has been out of office for nearly one month, Democrats are still focused on marring his legacy.
The act currently has 13 Democrat cosponsors and is awaiting a vote in one of five House committees.