House Democrats introduced a bill on Thursday to ban “twice impeached presidents” from burial at Arlington National Cemetery and federal funds from going to buildings displaying their names or acknowledging their achievements.
Referred to as the "No Glory For Hate Act," the bill will apply only to former President Trump, the only president to be impeached twice in US history.
The bill, the 117th Congress's HR484, is titled "To prohibit the use of Federal funds for the commemoration of certain former Presidents, and for other purposes."
It was introduced by California Democrat Rep. Linda Sanchez, who told MSNBC's Nicole Wallace that "a traitor to democracy should not profit from it.
House Democrats do not hide the fact that the bill, which refers to the "hate" Trump is accused of inciting, is aimed at the former president, and will prevent the former president from being buried alongside other US presidents.
GovTrack points out:
Things are often named for former presidents.
The CIA’s headquarters is named after George H.W. Bush, as are Houston’s largest airport and a Navy aircraft carrier. The EPA’s headquarters is named after Bill Clinton. A Navy submarine is named after Jimmy Carter. A Washington, D.C. area airport, public transit station, and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s headquarters are all named after Ronald Reagan.
Will similar honors be awarded to Donald Trump?"
The bill will only apply to public properties and not private properties owned by or named after Trump, such as Trump Tower and Trump-branded hotels and golf courses.