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Breaking this hour: GOP-led Senate Armed Services Committee has adopted an amendment behind closed doors for Pentagon to remove the names of Confederate generals from military assets within three years, @mkraju  @tedbarrettcnn  reporting

The GOP-led Senate Armed Services Committee approved a plan to create a 3-year commission charged with renaming Army installations that bear Confederate names and removing their Confederate symbols — directly contradicting President Trump.

The GOP-led Senate Armed Services Committee approved a plan to create a 3-year commission charged with renaming Army installations that bear Confederate names and removing their Confederate symbols — directly contradicting President Trump.

Contradicting the president, the GOP-led Senate Armed Services Committee greenlit a commission to rename Army installations bearing Confederate names. Lawmakers in the House are taking similar action.

Republican leaders acknowledged they are in a difficult spot after GOP-led Senate Armed Services Committee adopted amendment behind closed doors for the Pentagon to remove the names of Confederate generals from military assets within three years.

Mere hours after Trump declared he "will not even consider the renaming” army bases, the GOP-led Senate Armed Services Committee voted to approve an amendment requiring the Pentagon to rename military assets named after Confederate generals within 3 years.

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