In case you missed it on last night's PoliticKING, Larry King tells Congressman Luis Gutierrez "I support you completely" for leading the charge in replacing Andrew Jackson with a woman on the twenty-dollar bill.
The congressman’s bill is called Put a Woman on the Twenty Act of 2015. It does not designate any particular woman, but instructs the secretary of the Treasury to convene a citizen panel to choose the woman who should replace Andrew Jackson as the face of the $20 bill. Rep. Gutierrez proposed this switch to Congress back in May.
Gutierrez tells Larry King: "We have to be reflective of our society." He's confident that "pretty soon you and I are going to take out a twenty-dollar bill and we’re going to have a woman on that twenty-dollar bill."
WATCH the clip here:
KING: You want to put a woman on the twenty-dollar bill?
GUTIERREZ: I do!
KING: What’s wrong with Mr. President Jackson?
GUTIERREZ: I say put, you know what, put a woman right? Because, you know, how would I say it? You believe in women’s right?
KING: Sure do.
GUTIERREZ: Then we should put a woman. I look at the dollar bill, the five, the ten, the twenty. Come on. We’ve got put a woman. We have to be reflective of our society. KING: Who have you got in mind?
GUTIERREZ: Let me just say right now, it should be a woman. My legislation says the following: That the treasury department should get together we should look. We have a lot of wonderful women that can win. There’s a contest online. And maybe we’ll respect the general public’s opinion. But I’m telling you this is growing across this nation. And pretty soon you and I are going to take out a twenty-dollar bill and we’re going to have a woman on that twenty-dollar bill.
KING: I support you completely.
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