|One Republican lawmaker believes Harriet Tubman belongs on a food stamp.|
Iowa Republican lawmaker tried to block the U.S. Treasury Department decision to have abolitionist and civil rights icon Harriet Tubman from appearing on the $20 U.S. dollar bill.
Rep. Steve King (R-IA) a notorious racial agitator in Congress has openly express frustration with the president and Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew.
CNN reports that King introduced an amendment to bar the Treasury Department from spending any funds to redesign paper money or coin currency.
The amendment would have nullified the Treasury Department's plans to replace the current image of Jackson on the $20 bill with a portrait of Tubman, one of the most prominent abolitionists for her work in the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. She will become the first black woman ever to appear on a U.S. banknote.
Speaking to CNN at the Capitol on Wednesday, King said Tubman's accomplishments didn't measure up to the seventh president.
"As much as she did, she didn't change the course of history," King said.
But King's amendment to block Tubman from the bill won't get a vote in the House.
The House Rules Committee determined Tuesday evening that the amendment had a point of order, meaning it was not in compliance with House rules. The committee will not be taking up the amendment, averting a potentially contentious vote.
|Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Rep. Steve King (R-IA) are worthless lawmakers. They are apart of this "Freedom Caucus" which supports racially motivated policies.|
"For King, a Congressman who has based his entire career on hate speech and xenophobic policies, to accuse President Obama of dividing the country is the definition of hypocrisy. The truth is Rep. King is more interested in grabbing headlines than in improving the quality of life for Iowans in the 4th district," McGuire said in a statement.
In 2030, Tubman will appear on the twenty dollar bill. Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States. Jackson has an ugly legacy as the president and many civil rights leaders praise the decision as a sign of progress.
Back in the day, conservatives were associated with the Democratic Party. They were the party that was in favor of imperialism and slavery. Old Hickory was a notorious cheater on his wife and allowed his buddies into the job.
Conservatives now hang with the Republican Party. King is a proud member of that party. His racism is showing again.
Donald Trump even said that he prefers Tubman on the $2 U.S. dollar bill. Like the asshole he is!