What is 'No Glory for Hate Act'? Rep. Linda Sanchez's proposal could block Trump's estimated $220,000 pension

Her bill dubbed 'No Glory for Hate Act' sees the ban of federal funds being spent on projects 'commemorating any former President that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives'


                            What is 'No Glory for Hate Act'? Rep. Linda Sanchez's proposal could block Trump's estimated $220,000 pension
Linda Sanchez's 'No Glory for Hate Act could also block Donald Trump's pension (Getty Images)

Donald Trump is not POTUS anymore, but that hasn't stopped Democrats from taking on the former President. On Wednesday, January 27, they announced new legislation that prevents federal buildings and statues named after Trump. This also includes blocking him from receiving his usual post-presidency pension, office space and other perks, as per the Huff Post. Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) took to Twitter to talk about the bill she filed.

Her proposal dubbed "No Glory for Hate Act" sees the ban of federal funds being spent on projects "commemorating any former President that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives." January 13 saw Trump become the first president in US history to be impeached twice. After 2019's impeachment attempt, the second time was when the House voted to impeach him for "incitement of insurrection," following the devastating Capitol riots on January 6.



 

 

According to Washington Times Sanchez said, "We should never glorify the hatred Donald Trump personified as president. This bill ensures that there is no glory for hate – not a building, statue, or even a park bench." She was one of the Democrats who voted two weeks ago to impeach the then president. "For years, Donald Trump poured gasoline on lies, encouraging racism and hatred, then lit the match on January 6th," she said in a release, noting that on the day of the riot, she’d had to barricade herself inside an office with only a baseball bat for protection. 

The No Glory for Hate Act prohibits the use of federal funds for any:
-symbol,
-monument,
-structure,
-building, or
-public land…
commemorating a former President twice impeached by the House of Representatives, or who has been convicted of a State or Federal crime relating to actions taken in an official capacity.

The bill also restricts the benefits given to former presidents who have been twice impeached by the House of Representatives, such as:
-pension,
-staff,
-office travel expenses and 
burial in Arlington National Cemetery

What does this mean for Trump's pension?

The act, as mentioned, will also block Trump's post-presidency pension valued at roughly $220,000 per year. The other benefits he will receive, in addition to the pension, can be substantial, says a CNN report. Travel allowances, office space, and staff salary can top $1 million annually for a former president. This though wouldn't probably sting much. In April 2020, Forbes estimated his net worth—assets minus liabilities at $2.1 billion.

Several sites have discussed the benefits he would receive and Reuters says his pension at the moment is safe. The Former Presidents Act will see him retain all the benefits even in the unlikely event that he is convicted by the Senate in the second impeachment trial. The only way a president can be stripped of this benefit is if he/she is removed from office during their stint. Some advocates feel this Act is an unnecessary cost.

Reactions from Pro-Trump supporters:

Supporters of the former president were absolutely livid. "President Trump was a hero a warrior for the Republican Party how dare u treat this wonderful patriotic hero like this . The Democrats in congress have always felt threatened since day one by hi love an loyalty to the people N country. The election was fraudulent an u know it," read one of the tweets. This was seconded by another tweet that said: "WTF is your problem. That man donated his entire salary for 4 years. WTF have you done? Boy you people just won't stop will you..."

"Umm seems like the lies started with fbi & comey and spying accountability where it falls !! I’m lil confused is there something in the water in DC where it has made yall stop working for the people - insulin cost is up, unemployment higher everyday -Revenge isn’t a good look," one of the comments read.



 

 



 

 



 

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