White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany turned the presses’ question about renaming military bases against them by asking if the Biden Welcome Center should be renamed for his ties with segregationists.
According to The Daily Caller:
When Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts brought up General David Petraeus’ editorial in favor of renaming the bases during Wednesday’s press conference, McEnany wondered if the same standard would apply to other areas, including the Biden Welcome Center.
“Fort Bragg is known for the heroes within it, that train there, that deployed from there, and it’s an insult to say to the men and women who left there, the last thing they saw on American soil before going overseas, and in some cases losing their lives, to tell them that what they left was inherently a racist institution because of a name,” McEnany responded. “That’s unacceptable to the president. And rightfully so.”
“And I would also note, where do you draw the line here?” she asked before offering a few suggestions.
“Finally, what about people that are alleged by the media to be segregationists?” said McEnany. “NBC tells us Joe Biden didn’t just compromise with segregationists, he fought for their causes in schools, experts say. CNN tells us letters from Joe Biden reveal how he sought support of segregationists in the fight against busing. Washington Post tells us that Biden’s tough talk on 1970 schools’ desegregation plans could get him new scrutiny. And there are several more where that came from. So I’ll leave you with a question. Should we then rename the Biden Welcome Center?”
McEnany also asked if FDR should be erased from history because of internment camps or if LBJ should be because of his well-documented history of racism and racist statements.