April 16, 2021

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Rep. Joaquin Castro wants to prevent Federal government from ever naming buildings, property after Trump | TheHill – The Hill

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Democratic Texas Rep. Joaquin CastroJoaquin CastroRep. Joaquin Castro wants to prevent Federal government from ever naming buildings, property after Trump Texas Democrats Joaquin and Julián Castro call for Cruz to step down Hawley condemns Capitol violence amid accusations of incitement 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 TrumpCapitol Police officer dies following riots Donor who gave millions to Hawley urges Senate to censure him for ‘irresponsible’ behavior Kellyanne Conway condemns violence, supports Trump in statement on Capitol riots 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 senator 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 building in an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenCapitol Police officer dies following riots Rep. Joaquin Castro wants to prevent Federal government from ever naming buildings, property after Trump Tucker Carlson: Trump ‘recklessly encouraged’ Capitol rioters 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 CruzRep. Joaquin Castro wants to prevent Federal government from ever naming buildings, property after Trump Limbaugh dismisses calls to end violence after mob hits Capitol McMaster: Trump ‘compromised our principles’ for ‘personal gain’ 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.

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