House Democrats are introducing a bill that would prevent former presidents who have been impeached twice from being buried in Arlington National Cemetary.
The “No Glory for Hate Act,” which was introduced on Thursday, would also ban federal funds from being used to commemorate “twice impeached” former presidents.
The bill would prevent the ability to “create or display any symbol, monument, or statue commemorating any former President that has been twice impeached” on “Federal public land, including any highway, park, subway, Federal building, military installation, street, or other Federal property.”
It would also ban the commemoration of a “twice impeached” former president by naming or renaming federal buildings or federal land after that former president.
“No Federal funds or other Federal financial assistance may be provided to a State, political subdivision thereof, or entity if any such funds or financial assistance will be used for the benefit of any building, land, structure, installation, or any other property that bears the name, or is named or designated in commemoration of, any former President that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives,” the bill added.
The bill would also dictate that a president who has been impeached twice “is not entitled to receive any benefit, other than Secret Service protection, under such Act.”
Finally, the bill says, “The Secretary of Defense shall not approve a determination of eligibility for interment or inurnment in Arlington National Cemetery made by the Secretary of the Army that permits the interment or inurnment in Arlington National Cemetery” of a president who has been impeached twice.
Former President Donald Trump is the only president to be impeached twice in U.S. history.
However, he was acquitted on every charge by the Senate.