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Steve King Wants to Defund Harriet Tubman

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Iowa congressman and man who can't forget what he buried in that corn field Steve King has introduced an amendment that would prevent the U.S. Treasury from placing Harriet Tubman on the 20 dollar bill.

If he has his way, King's amendment will be attached to an appropriations bill that covers the Treasury.

The congressman introduced an amendment that would bar the Treasury Department from spending any funds to redesign paper money or coin currency. If approved, the language would nullify Treasury’s plans to replace the current image of President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with a portrait of Tubman — a black woman after generations of white men on the money.

The good news is even if Steve King were able to successfully pass his amendment, congressional Republicans have been unable to pass any of their own appropriations bills. King's dream of preventing a black abolitionist from being displayed on our currency is dead in the water either way.

Congressional dysfunction may save the Harriet Tubman 20 dollar bill.

  • mnpollio

    Not only has he confirmed what pretty much everyone knew – that he is a racist dick. But even taking that into consideration, are you telling me that with all that is going on in the country and the world in general, that Harriett Tubman on the $20 bill is what has got his panties in a bunch? He is a complete moron and whack job on top of being a racist dick.

  • ninjaf

    Never mind that the reason they have these schedules to redesign and update the currency is to keep ahead of the counterfeiters.

  • Badgerite

    He may not succeed but it sort of shows where he is coming from. And to me, that is not a good place to be coming from.

  • Georgie
  • Nefercat

    I always think Steve “Cantaloupe” King can’t be a bigger poophead, and then he surprises me once again.

  • Toolymegapoopoo

    It always baffles me by how low these assholes are willing to sink and how petty they will try to be at all times. It is likely that greater than 50% of Americans couldn’t tell you who is on the $20. I’m not saying that is a good thing but, shit, nobody fucking cares! Nobody was sitting in nervous anticipation as to what Steve King thought about Tubman on the $20. Yet he still felt the need to inject himself into this non-controversy. Why? Did he lose some racist points in the last few weeks or something? Did Stormfront reduce his grade from an A+ to an A?

    • Georgie

      Hahaha Racist points, I truly believe that must be a thing for them.