US prez candidate wants to put Mother Teresa on $10 note

  • PTI, Washington
  • Updated: Sep 17, 2015 12:15 IST
Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks at the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday. (AP Photo)

A prominent US Republican presidential candidate said when the US $10 bill is redesigned in 2020, Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa should be on it. "Well, it's probably not, maybe, legal, but, I would pick Mother Teresa, the lady that I had a chance to meet, a woman who lived a life so much bigger than her own," said John Kasich, Ohio Governor, during the Republican presidential debate. All 11 candidates on the podium were asked which woman they thought should take Alexander Hamilton's place on the $10 bill, which the treasury has announced will be redesigned in 2020. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush opted for the former British PM Margaret Thatcher, while presidential candidates Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz opted for Rosa Parks, the African-American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called 'the first lady of civil rights'. Carly Fiorina, the only woman on the podium, did not give a name saying, "I wouldn't change the $10 or $20 bills. I think, honestly, it's a gesture. I don't think it helps to change our history. What I would think is that we ought to recognise that women are not a special interest group. Women are the majority of this nation," she said.

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