Some House Republicans Want To Rename Dulles Airport After Trump

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump dances on stage after speaking at a caucus night rally in Las Vegas, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

House Republicans have introduced a long-shot bill that would rename one of the major airports in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area after former President Donald Trump.

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), who is the chief deputy whip of the House GOP, announced on Tuesday that he was leading the endeavor to rename Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia as the Donald J. Trump International Airport.

“As millions of domestic and international travelers fly through the airport, there is no better symbol of freedom, prosperity, and strength than hearing ‘Welcome to Trump International Airport’ as they land on American soil,” Reschenthaler said.

The two-page bill has several GOP co-sponsors, including Reps. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Troy Nehls (R-TX), Andy Ogles (R-TN), Barry Moore (R-AL), and Mike Waltz (R-FL).

Other than the name designation, the bill says any “reference in any law, regulation, map, document, paper, or other record of the United States” to the airport shall be considered a reference to “Donald J. Trump International Airport.”

Trump is in the middle of seeking another term in the White House and garnered enough delegates to clinch the GOP nomination after his last primary rival, Nikki Haley, suspended her campaign.

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