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Sat May 15, 2021, 02:47 AM

Joe Biden revokes Donald Trump's order punishing statue vandals

Source: Associated Press

SAT, 15 MAY, 2021 - 05:14
ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTER

Donald Trump’s executive order protecting US monuments, memorials and statues has been cancelled by his successor Joe Biden, who also called off the former president’s planned national garden of American heroes.

In his own executive order, President Biden revoked Mr Trump’s decree in June 2020 calling for the federal government to “prosecute to the fullest extent permitted under Federal law” acts of vandalism and destruction to statues on federal property.

That order came in response to the defacement of statues — particularly those honouring the Confederacy — during nationwide protests over racial injustice following the killing of George Floyd while in police custody. These demonstrations later spread around the world.

Mr Biden also abolished the Trump-formed task force to create the new garden monument, which the former president proposed last year and which he wanted to feature sculptures of dozens of American historical figures including Davy Crockett, Billy Graham, Whitney Houston, Harriet Tubman and Antonin Scalia.

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Reply Joe Biden revokes Donald Trump's order punishing statue vandals (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 15 OP
no_hypocrisy May 15 #1
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 06:40 AM

1. Trump likely issued a plethora of EO's like this one, not only to appeal to his base,

but he also didn't envision leaving the WH, thereby making the EO's less temporary.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 09:08 AM

2. Revoked a do-nothing order, but still I'm glad when he revoked things

Like that dumb garden. Good.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 04:11 PM

3. Whitney Houston and Billy Graham? Historical figures?

The only one that should be there is Harriet Tubman. . .maybe Davy Crockett in a SSSSSSSTTTTTTTREEEEEEETTTTTTCCCCCCCCCCHHHHHH!

Antonin Scalia? Why not Roger Taney too?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 06:26 PM

4. Lazy, misleading headline and article

Idiot's executive order did not punish anyone or protect anything. Laws already exist providing punishment for vandals. The headline makes it sound like Biden is legalizing vandalism. A lazy, biased or unqualified reporter wrote that headline and article.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 04:36 PM

5. No Ray Kroc? Colonel Sanders?

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