“I am supportive of the findings in the report and will continue working with the Naming Commission and D.O.D. to remove these harmful tributes that uphold the legacy of Confederate leaders who killed thousands of American service members in order to preserve the institution of slavery,” she said in an email. “It’s a disgrace and damaging to our nation.”

Representative Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, whose district covers West Point, and who wrote a letter in 2020 to then Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper arguing for the renaming of military buildings and facilities with Confederate names, said he supports the commission’s unanimous recommendations.

“We cannot allow bigotry of the past to be perpetuated and celebrated in the same halls that educate our leaders of the future,” he said in an email. “It is essential that West Point’s campus and culture be one that is welcoming to students of all backgrounds.”

Susan C. Beachy contributed research.

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