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Former ‘West Wing’ star urges people to write ‘Harriet Tubman’ on $20 bill

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Josh Malina, who played a vice president’s chief of staff on the NBC political drama “The West Wing,” encouraged his more than 240,000 Twitter followers on Thursday to write the famous abolitionist’s name on $20 bills.

Malina’s Twitter message came on the heels of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s remark Thursday that the Treasury Department could abandon plans to replace President Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill with abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The redesign had been finalized under President Obama.

“It’s not something that I’m focused on at the moment,” Mnuchin told CNBC when asked about the planned change. “The issues of why we change it will be primarily related to what we need to do for security purposes.”

According to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s website, currency defacement is defined as “whoever mutilates, cuts, disfigures, perforates, unites or cements together, or does any other thing to any bank bill, draft, note, or other evidence of debt issued by any national banking association, Federal Reserve Bank, or Federal Reserve System, with intent to render such item(s) unfit to be reissued.”

Malina, who currently plays Attorney General David Rosen on ABC’s “Scandal,” made headlines earlier this month when he called Americans who voted for Trump “stupid.”

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