November 23, 2020

Duckworth Introduces Legislation To Keep Non-Vet Presidents, VPs From Arlington

Source: 1340 WJOL


Senator Tammy Duckworth is sponsoring legislation that would bar non-veteran presidents and vice presidents from being buried at Arlington National Cemetery.  The Illinois Democrat is an Iraq War veteran.  The Defense Department is drawing criticism for a proposal that would allow the practice.  Some veterans believed that the proposal was an effort to ensure President Trump’s burial at the Virginia cemetery.  The Pentagon denies the allegation.