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Rep. Joaquin Castro wants to prevent federal buildings, property being named after Trump

Rep. Joaquin Castro wants to prevent federal buildings, property being named after Trump
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Democratic Texas Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroSunday shows preview: Washington prepares for an inauguration and impeachment; coronavirus surges across the US Pelosi names 9 impeachment managers Lawmaker to unveil bill ensuring nothing — 'no airport, no highway, no school' — is named after Trump MORE announced in a tweet Thursday that he would be introducing legislation that would prevent any federal buildings or property from ever being named after President TrumpDonald TrumpIran's leader vows 'revenge,' posting an image resembling Trump Former Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' Justice Dept. to probe sudden departure of US attorney in Atlanta after Trump criticism MORE.

"President Trump incited an insurrection that damaged some our nation’s most significant and sacred federal property," he wrote. "Donald Trump should never become a future generation’s confederate symbol."

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The Democratic representative also said in his tweets that he supported efforts to remove Trump from office, with only days left in his presidential term.

Castro's announcement comes the day after Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenRev. Barber says best way to undercut extremism is with honesty Biden requires international travelers to quarantine upon arrival to US Overnight Defense: House approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee | Biden to seek five-year extension of key arms control pact with Russia | Two more US service members killed by COVID-19 MORE's victory. In the wake of the violence, many blamed Trump for inciting the rioters through his messages.

Earlier Thursday, Castro, along with his brother, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, called for Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFor Biden, a Senate trial could aid bipartisanship around COVID relief Senate Democrats file ethics complaint against Hawley, Cruz over Capitol attack Poll: Majority of voters support bipartisan commission to probe potential irregularities in the 2020 election MORE (R-Texas) to resign. Cruz was one of the GOP lawmakers who raised objections to the electoral victory of Biden.

"He has conducted himself shamelessly, and I think he has done this because he believes it's the only way, the only chance that he has to win the Republican nomination for president," Joaquin Castro told The Texas Tribune.