Trump backs bill to establish suffragist monument in DC

Trump backs bill to establish suffragist monument in DC
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President TrumpDonald TrumpSt. Louis lawyer who pointed gun at Black Lives Matter protesters considering Senate run Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales US says Iran negotiations are 'positive' MORE on Friday threw his support behind a bill from a progressive freshman lawmaker that would create a monument in Washington, D.C., honoring suffragists and the 19th Amendment.

In announcing his support for the bill, Trump asserted in a pair of tweets that he has done more for women than any president in U.S. history.

“As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of women’s voting rights, we should build a BEAUTIFUL STATUE in Washington D.C. to honor the many brave women who made this possible for our GREAT COUNTRY…,” the president wrote.


He called for Congress to send him the bill introduced by first-term Rep. Joe NeguseJoseph (Joe) NeguseA proposal to tackle congressional inside trading: Invest in the US Congressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years Gun control advocates applaud Biden funding plan but say more must be done MORE (D-Colo.) as soon as possible.

“It will INSPIRE all women to continue being bold and brave in achieving their DREAMS!” Trump tweeted.

The president’s tweet came days before Aug. 18, which marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.


The legislation introduced Neguse by would establish an outdoor monument in the nation’s capital featuring women who fought for their right to vote.

The 22-foot-tall monument, called “Every Word We Utter,” was designed by sculptor Jane DeDecker and includes depictions of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Harriot Stanton Blatch, Ida B. Wells and Alice Paul.

Neguse's bill is co-sponsored by the entire Colorado congressional delegation, including GOP Sen. Cory GardnerCory GardnerBiden administration reverses Trump changes it says 'undermined' conservation program Gardner to lead new GOP super PAC ahead of midterms OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Court rules against fast-track of Trump EPA's 'secret science' rule | Bureau of Land Management exodus: Agency lost 87 percent of staff in Trump HQ relocation | GM commits to electric light duty fleet by 2035 MORE and Democrat Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetOvernight Energy: Biden reportedly will pledge to halve US emissions by 2030 | Ocasio-Cortez, Markey reintroduce Green New Deal resolution Democrats get good news from IRS Senators press for answers in Space Command move decision MORE.

It was passed unanimously by a voice vote in the House back in February. However, it has been stalled in the Senate.

Neguse took to Twitter on Friday and called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell vents over 'fake news' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Tensions rise as U.S. waits for Derek Chauvin verdict Trump looking 'beyond seriously' at 2024 run MORE (R-Ken.) to help pass the bill.