Veterans

Warren proposes revoking Medals of Honor for Wounded Knee veterans

Warren speaking at a podium
Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images.

2020 competitor Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced legislation on Wednesday to revoke Medals of Honor from 20 American soldiers who took part in the Wounded Knee Massacre, per the New York Times.

The big picture: Congress has revoked more than 900 Medals of Honor — the highest military decoration — since a bill in 1916 developed a review board for previously awarded medals.