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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 CastroState Department establishes chief officer in charge of diversity Texas governor faces criticism over handling of winter storm fallout DC bureau chief for The Intercept: Impeachment managers became 'like the dog who caught the car' when permitted to call witnesses 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 TrumpDonald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee 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 'disappointed' in Senate parliamentarian ruling but 'respects' decision Taylor Swift celebrates House passage of Equality Act Donald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' 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 CruzJohn Boehner tells Cruz to 'go f--- yourself' in unscripted audiobook asides: report Huawei backs supply chain security standards in wake of SolarWinds breach The Memo: Biden faces first major setback as Tanden teeters 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.