(London Guardian) Demands for comedian Bill Cosby to become the first person stripped of the presidential medal of freedom, America’s highest civilian honorr, are said to be gathering momentum in Congress.
The medal was established more than half a century ago and no mechanism for revoking it currently exists. But the sex abuse allegations against Cosby have spurred Arizona congressman Paul Gosar to draft legislation that would give the president that power.
"The president alerted us that he did not have a mechanism so we’re providing that mechanism," Gosar said on Thursday. "We've got a number of co-sponsors already. This is specifically for Bill Cosby in this regard but also sets the precedent and standard with which to do it and for the president to revoke it."
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