Waiting for Harriet Tubman to appear on U.S. currency
12/16/2021, 6 p.m.
When are we supposed to get the Harriet Tubman $20 bill that we were promised by the Democrats a few years ago?
Former President Andrew Jackson needs to come off the front of the bill. He was a racist slave owner and he horribly mistreated Native Americans in the Trail of Tears.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced in 2016 that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. That was under the administration of former President Obama.
The Trump administration slowed down the process, calling the change “pure political correctness.”
Now a lady in U.S. Sen. Mark Warner’s office told me that this is to happen in 2032.
The Democrats appear to be long on promises and short on delivery.
NAOMI GAYLE SAUNDERS
Editor’s note: The Biden administration said in January that it was trying to “speed up” efforts to make the change, but it may not happen until 2030 at the earliest because of the federal Treasury Department’s redesign process that includes required security and anti-counterfeiting measures, according to officials.