Trump Tweets Support of D.C. Suffragist Statue By Loveland Artist
Twitter went crazy on Friday after President Trump claimed he'd done "more for WOMEN than just about any President in HISTORY."
The statue Trump is talking about in his tweet stems from bill H.R. 473, introduced by progressive freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse.
Bill H.R. 473, which has stalled in the Senate for months, would create a monument in Washington, D.C., in honor of suffragists and the 19th Amendment. On Friday, August 14, Trump tweeted his support of the sculpture's construction.
As reported by the Denver Post, the sculpture would feature Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Harriot Stanton Blatch, Ida B. Wells and Alice Paul and is to be crafted by Loveland artist Jane DeDecker. If approved, DeDecker's monument will sit in Washington, D.C..
The bill is co-sponsored by the whole Colorado congressional delegation and unanimously passed the U.S. House in February.