Why didn’t the Obama-Biden administration rename the military bases or tear down the statues? President Obama was president for eight years. Where was he? Where was his Administration on this? How about sleepy Joe? Did he do anything?
The Obama-Biden administration rejected the idea of renaming military bases named for Confederate bases, noting that many of the names had been adopted as symbols of reconciliation between North and South after the brutal Civil War.
The Army’s top spokesman back in 2015. Who was President?
“Every Army installation is named for a soldier who holds a place in our military history,” Frost said. “Accordingly, these historic names represent individuals, not causes or ideologies. It should be noted that the naming occurred in the spirit of reconciliation, not division.”
President Obama chose Fort Bragg as the site for an address welcoming U.S. troops home from their mission in Iraq in 2011.
In the wake of the killing of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and nationwide protest and unrest, Democrats have pushed for the renaming of the bases, and some Republicans have indicated an openness to the idea.
So my dear friends, please remember that the Obama Administration did not move on the statues or the renaming of the military bases.