Several House Republicans Vote Against Naming Post Office After Maya Angelou


Nine House Republicans voted against naming a North Carolina post office after poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou Tuesday afternoon, the latest example of the polarization surrounding even the most mundane proceedings on Capitol Hill, particularly around issues of race.The vote was 371-9-1, with one member voting present. The vote to designate a Winston-Salem post office the “Maya Angelou Memorial Post Office” came after a 381-0 vote to rename a Camp Pendleton, California, post office the “Camp Pendleton Medal of Honor Post Office.”Republican Reps. Mo Brooks of Alabama, Ken Buck of Colorado, Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Glen Grothman of Wisconsin, Andy Harris of Maryland, Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Michael Burgess of Kentucky, Steven Palazzo of Mississippi and Alex Mooney of West Virginia voted against the bill. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, voted present. In a statement, Rep. Steve Israel, D-New York, criticized the lawmakers for opposing the post office renaming,...

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