Remember the Antiquities Act Trump despised when he shrank Utah’s Grand Staircase and Bears Ears? Well, he just use…

Camp Nelson — a former supply depot and Union Army hospital that served as a recruiting center for African-American troops and a refuge for freed slaves — sits inside a House district where incumbent GOP Rep. Andy Barr faces a close race against Democrat Amy McGrath.

“Camp Nelson and its role in our nation’s journey from Civil War to civil rights deserves to be protected, full stop,” said Kate Kelly, public lands director at the left-leaning Center for American Progress and a former senior Interior Department official.

“But we can’t ignore the deep irony and injustice in President Trump using the same authority to protect one chapter of America’s story, while illegally stripping protections for another national monument that honors Native American history and…

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