House Democrats are continuing to show their disdain for former President Donald Trump — the man they impeached twice — in a new bill that would prevent him from a presidential privilege of ultimately being buried in Arlington Cemetary.
Tens of millions of Americans are in desperate need of coronavirus-related financial assistance and several million Texas residents are fending for their lives as a polar vortex has left them without power — but Democrats are still going after Trump.
House of Representative’s Minority Whip Steve Scalise tweeted about the new bill, calling it “just more revenge” and said it was “shameful.”
“Dems just introduced a bill to ban presidents ‘twice impeached by the House’ from having their name on anything that gets federal funding and burial at Arlington,” he tweeted. “THIS is their priority right now? Not students. Not workers. Not small businesses.”
“Just more revenge,” he added.
Dems just introduced a bill to ban presidents "twice impeached by the House" from having their name on anything that gets federal funding and burial at Arlington.
THIS is their priority right now?
Not small businesses.
Just more revenge.
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) February 18, 2021
Yahoo! Money has more on the Democratic bill:
House Democrats are trying to make sure no one remembers former President Donald Trump.
With a bill that doesn’t mention Trump’s name but is clearly aimed at him, a collection of Democratic House members are looking to block any “twice impeached” president from pretty much any recognition on federal land. That includes barring federal funds from going toward building a dedicated “highway, park, subway, federal building, military installation, street, or other federal property” as well as preventing that president’s burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Former presidents usually get a good number of perks once they leave office, including receiving a pension and funding to pay for assistants. But this bill would strip any twice-impeached president of all of that, save for Secret Service protection. Federal funds couldn’t be used to create or rededicate monuments or buildings to Trump, or go to any state that intends to use those funds to do so.
Earlier this month, while the U.S. Senate was holding a trial for Trump’s second impeachment — in which he was ultimately acquitted — Scalise described Democrats as “still infatuated with impeachment.”
“Why isn’t the Senate spending their time trying to help businesses get back on their feet, trying to help schools safely reopen?” he asked Fox News’ “America Reports,” as Fox News reported Wednesday.