Rep. Harshbarger Sponsors Bill To Dissolve Politically Weaponized Board
US Representative Diana Harshbarger is co-sponsoring legislation that would eliminate a geographical board under the domain of the Department of the Interior. According to the bill’s sponsors, the Board on Geographic Names, which is part of the U.S. Geographical Survey, is being weaponized by the Biden administration to implement more of their woke agenda. Diana Harshbarger said in a press release Wednesday that she and Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey have introduced a bill called the Preserve Geographic Names Act. This legislation would dissolve the Board On Geographic Names.
That board was originally charged with coordinating uniform names for geographical landmarks and elements across the country, including unincorporated towns. However the lawmakers say, that Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has politicized that board and is using it to rename famous geographic landmarks that they now deem as ‘insensitive. This includes the names of communities. For instance, in Carter County Tennessee, the Board on Geographic Names recently changed the name of the community Squawberry to Partridgeberry. Harshbarger says “there is absolutely zero reason that taxpayers should have to pay for this lunacy” and that she is proud to introduce the legislation that would dissolve this board.
The Preserve Geographic Names Act has been endorsed by local government officials in Tennessee, including Carter County Mayor Patty Woodby.