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Rescind Bill Cosby "Medal of Freedom"

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The Medal of Freedom is the Nation's highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to our country and the world. Bill Cosby joined the prestigious club of Medal of Freedom recipients in July 2002, when President George W. Bush bestowed him with the great honor. 13 years later, the truth about Bill Cosby has come to light. Bill Cosby does not embody the values that the Medal of Freedom represents, and it’s time for President Obama to rescind the honor.

Last year, in the heat of the Bill Cosby scandal, the Navy bravely took a stance and revoked Bill Cosby’s honorary title. Shockingly, the White House has yet to do the same. To date, 45 women have accused Mr. Cosby of sexual assault. He has admitted to as much under oath, and yet he is still counted among the most honorable Americans with his Medal of Freedom.

Including Bill Cosby among true American heroes like Sidney Poitier, Maya Angelou and Cesar Chavez tarnishes this great honor. Bill Cosby is not the man we thought he was. He doesn’t represent the Medal of Freedom or exemplify American values, and I think President Obama should rescind this honor right away.

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