(CNN) A Senate plan to remove names of Confederate leaders on military assets has sharply divided Republicans -- and has now put a GOP-led panel at odds with the White House at a time of deep racial unrest in the United States.
The amendment, offered by Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, calls for the removal of names of Confederate leaders from all military assets -- whether it's a base, installation, facility, aircraft, ship, plane or type of equipment -- within three years. The plan was adopted behind closed doors with the support of some Republicans, even as President Donald Trump condemned any action to remove Confederate leaders' names from military bases -- and the White House vowed to veto any such legislative effort.
"There is always a history that we don't want to forget," Sen. Mike Rounds, a South Dakota Republican who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said when asked about the plan, which he supports. "With regard to that I agree with the President that we don't want to forget our history. ... But at the same time that doesn't mean that we should continue with those bases with the names of individuals who fought against our country."
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