Greta Van Susteren, host of “Off the Record” on Fox News, tore into the Treasury secretary’s decision to replace Andrew Jackson’s face on the $20 with Harriet Tubman, calling the move both “unnecessary” and divisive.
This is a “100 percent completely unnecessary fight,” she said, during her most recent Fox News broadcast.
And then she went on, Politico reported: “You all know I’m a feminist, love to see women acknowledged for the great things they do to contribute to our nation, and Harriet Tubman did. But what I don’t get is this. Rather than dividing the country between those who happen to like the tradition of our currency and want President Andrew Jackson to stay put and those who want to put a woman on a bill, it’s so easy to make everyone happy.”
Create a $25 bill and put Tubman on that, she said.
“We could use a $25 bill,” she said. “Put her picture on that and we could all celebrate. That’s the smart and easy thing to do. But no, some people don’t think and would gratuitously stir up conflict in the nation. That is so awful and yes, dumb.”
As WND reported, Treasury’s Jack Lew announced the switch after facing concerted pressure from women’s groups, in particular, to add the face of a woman to American currency.