Washington Redskins Respond to Lawmakers Who Urged Name Change: You Have Better Things to Do
One of the letter writers chairs the Senate Indian Affairs committee
The Washington Redskins issued a scathing response to two lawmakers Monday after they called for the team to change its controversial name.
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., told NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter that the league is on the "wrong side of history" in allowing the Redskins to keep their name, which some see as a slur.
"It is, in fact, an insult to Native Americans," Cantwell and Cole wrote.
But the team fired back in a statement, saying that Cantwell – who chairs the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs – has better things to do with her time.