Republicans in the state of Ohio have introduced a bill that if passed would rename a state park to honor Former President Donald Trump.
Republican Rep. Mike Loychik introduced the bill, which would rename Mosquito State Park in Ohio to Donald J. Trump State Park.
“This legislation is meant to honor the commitment and dedication that our 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, bestowed upon the great people of Trumbull County.”
Residents of Trumbull County repeatedly turned out for Trump in both the 2016 and 2022 elections. The Former President easily took the county with 55% of the vote – more than any other presidential candidate in Ohio’s history.
Mosquito Lake State Park boasts over 7,000 acres and is one of the largest and most visited state parks in Ohio.
Rep. Loychick announced his bill earlier this year, but was met with vicious backlash from Democrats in the state.
Ohioans’ are struggling with an addiction crisis, economic disruption, and a pandemic that the other guy said would disappear just like magic.
Instead of addressing these pressing issues, Ohio House Republicans are spending their time flattering the Insurrectionist in Chief. pic.twitter.com/cskXVGdKHv
— State Rep Rich Brown (@reprichbrown) March 12, 2021
The state would need $300,000 of funding to change the signage in the park, according to the text of House Bill 261.
The first proposal introduced by GOP legislators to honor Trump sought to declare June 14, Donald Trump’s birthday, as Donald J. Trump Day in Ohio.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth