As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, Rep. Bill Pascrell says he’s all for a woman on a bill, but that Alexander Hamilton should keep his place on the $10.
“I think he’s been underrated — to use a term that we use in sports — and a lot of folks have been overrated,” the lawmaker said. “And I think he’s had a lot to do with the growth of this country.”
Pascrell said if anyone gets short-changed it should be Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.
“Jackson was a slave owner. He was responsible for the Trail of Tears, which forced native American tribes to migrate westward,” he said.
Pascrell also added that the $20 bill has a wider circulation to properly honor the chosen woman.