One day before Thanksgiving, Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill that would posthumously revoke 20 Medals of Honor awarded to U.S. soldiers who fought at Wounded Knee in 1890.
Warren’s “Remove the Stain Act” accompanies a House version introduced earlier this year.
“The horrifying acts of violence against hundreds of Lakota men, women and children at Wounded Knee should be condemned, not celebrated with Medals of Honor,” Warren reportedly said in a statement. “The Remove the Stain Act acknowledges a profoundly shameful event in U.S. history, and that’s why I’m joining my House colleagues in this effort to advance justice and take a step toward fighting wrongs against Native peoples.”
Cosponsors include Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders, who are also presidential candidates.