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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 CastroTexas walkout sets up epic battle over voting rights Democrats call on Blinken to set new sexual misconduct policies at State Department USAID 'redirects' El Salvador funds from government to civil society 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 TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short 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 BidenBiden prepares to confront Putin Ukrainian president thanks G-7 nations for statement of support Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting 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 CruzBiden tries to erase Trump's 'America First' on world stage Cotton, Pentagon chief tangle over diversity training in military GOP senators press Justice Department to compare protest arrests to Capitol riot 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.