President Donald Trump signed an expense into law naming a Virginia post workplace after the killed U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, whose family sparred with then-candidate Trump throughout the 2016 governmental election.
The White House on Friday announced President Trump signed H.R. 3184, designating the postage facility at 180 McCormick Road in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the Captain Humayun Khan Post Office, in addition to several other costs. The president pointed to signing the bill in a tweet, composing: ” Some of the many Expenses that I am signing in the Oval Office right now,” Trump tweeted Friday.
A few of the many Bills that I am signing in the Oval Workplace today. Cancelled my journey on Air Force One to Florida while we wait to see if the Democrats will assist us to secure America’s Southern Border! pic.twitter.com/ws6LYhKcKl
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018
In a blistering speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Khizr Khan, the father of the befallen soldier who passed away from a suicide battle in Baghdad 14 years ago, slammed Trump’s travel restriction and questioned his stance on waterboarding of terror suspects. In response to Khan’s remarks, Trump released a statement in which he called the killed captain “a hero to our nation and we must honor all who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country safe.”
Following his war of words with President Trump, Khan participated in a number of Democrat fundraising efforts. In October, the Virginia attorney sent out a fundraising e-mail on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Project Committee (DCCC), writing: “I like this country. My son craved this nation. And like you, I enjoyed Donald Trump’s newest attack on Gold Star families in scary.”
Democrat Virginia Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine issued a joint statement Friday evening specifying President Trump had signed the bill, which was submitted by Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA). ” With the dedication of this post office, we’re revealing the Khan household that we’re forever grateful for his service and sacrifice for our nation,” the declaration read.
The bill passed both chambers of Congress by unanimous consent.
Garrett, who revealed his retirement from Congress in Might, plans to hold a naming event for the Charlottesville post office prior to leaving public office in January.
Captain Khan, a graduate of the University of Virginia, was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.