Carson Defends Andrew Jackson, Calls for ‘Another Way’ to Honor Tubman
Ben Carson attacked the U.S. government’s decision to remove former President Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill in favor of Harriet Tubman on Wednesday.
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) April 20, 2016
“I love Harriet Tubman. I love what she did. But we can find another way to honor her,” the former presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon said. “Maybe a $2 bill.”
The Hill reports:
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced the move Wednesday, which included keeping Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill and adding the images of civil rights leaders to the $5 bill. Critics of Jackson have called for his image to be removed from U.S. currency because of his treatment of Native Americans.
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