Lawmakers step into Washington Redskins name fray
February 10th, 2014
08:58 PM ET
5 months ago

Lawmakers step into Washington Redskins name fray

(CNN) – Two lawmakers have joined the debate over the name of the Washington Redskins football team, writing a letter to the National Football League calling for a name change and threatening to hold hearings on the subject.

The name Redskins is "an insult to Native Americans," according to the two lawmakers, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington state and chairwoman of the Indian Affairs Committee, and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, who is a member of the Chickasaw Nation.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. yolanda

    It is only fair that this be decided by our Native American senator, Elizabeth Warren.

    February 10, 2014 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  2. Gt

    You crooks need to protect the home land and stay the hell out of sports

    February 10, 2014 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  3. enuff

    Yet "jobs" is not even open for discussion.

    February 11, 2014 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  4. Marie MD

    Good luck with the mini Napoleon who owns them now.
    This is the guy who bought prime property on a hill on the Potomac, built a super mansion then cut down trees on government property because they were in the way of his view and, because it was the little bully guy, he got away with it.
    He is part of the 1% after all.

    February 11, 2014 06:27 am at 6:27 am |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The Washington Redskins need to change their name.
    The team has bad juju.

    February 11, 2014 07:58 am at 7:58 am |