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Bernie Sanders Says He Would Rescind Medals for Soldiers Who Took Part in Wounded Knee Massacre

HeadlineAug 21, 2019

A group of 2020 presidential candidates addressed indigenous communities at the first-ever Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa, this week. Ninety-nine-year-old U.S. Army Nurse Corps veteran Marcella LeBeau of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe asked Bernie Sanders Tuesday if he would back the Remove the Stain Act, which aims to revoke the 20 congressional Medals of Honor given to soldiers who participated in the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee that killed hundreds of indigenous people — many of them women and children. Sanders said he would back the legislation.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “Medals of Honor, they’re very rare, and they’re given to people who show great, great bravery. Massacring women and children is not an act of great bravery; it is an act of depravity.”

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