Trump backs bill to establish suffragist monument in DC

Trump backs bill to establish suffragist monument in DC
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote 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) NegusePocan won't seek another term as Progressive Caucus co-chair Races heat up for House leadership posts Trump backs bill to establish suffragist monument in DC 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 Scott GardnerDemocrats brace for nail-biting finish to Senate battle Trump expressed doubt to donors GOP can hold Senate: report The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 spending wars | Biden looks to clean up oil comments | Debate ratings are in MORE and Democrat Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetSenate Democrats hold talkathon to protest Barrett's Supreme Court nomination Cotton mocks NY Times over claim of nonpartisanship, promises to submit op-eds as test Democrats sense momentum for expanding child tax credit 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 tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote Democrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation GOP Senate confirms Trump Supreme Court pick to succeed Ginsburg MORE (R-Ken.) to help pass the bill.