Politicians continue to weigh in on the appropriateness of
Fifty U.S. senators have asked NFL Commissioner
"The NFL can no longer ignore this and perpetuate the use of this name as anything but what it is: a racial slur," says a letter signed by 49 Democratic senators and posted on the website of advocacy campaign Change the Mascot. "We urge the NFL to formally support and push for a name change for the Washington football team."
A 50th lawmaker, Sen.
The letter signed by the 49 senators was circulated by Sen.
Notably, among the five Democratic senators who didn’t sign the letter were
The NFL defended the team's name and the league's record.