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House Republicans want to name Virginia's Dulles Airport after Donald Trump
House Republicans want to name Virginia's Dulles Airport after Donald Trump
House Republicans want to name Virginia's Dulles Airport after Donald Trump

Published on: 04/02/2024

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WASHINGTON (WJLA) — A Pennsylvania lawmaker on Capitol Hill is hoping to change the name of Virginia's busiest airport to recognize former President Donald Trump, according to text from a bill filed in late March.

Washington Dulles International Airport could become Donald J. Trump International Airport, if lawmakers approve a bill proposed by Pennsylvania 14th District Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, which currently sits in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Reschenthaler said the 45th President and current Republican nominee was "the best president of my lifetime" in a Tuesday morning post on X highlighting his proposal. The bill is co-sponsored by 6 other republican representatives, including Florida Rep. Michael Waltz, Tennessee Reps. Andrew Ogles and Charles Fleishmann, and Texas Rep Troy Nehls.

If somehow approved, both of Northern Virginia's busiest airports would be named after a president. As it stands now, that goal would be nearly impossible with a predominately democratic senate majority and Democrat-controlled White House.

Freedom. Prosperity. Strength. That's what America stood for under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump — the best president of my lifetime," the Rep said on X.

Virginia's 11th District Rep. Gerry Connolly and 8th District Don Beyer hours later responded to the proposal.

"Donald Trump is facing 91 felony charges. If Republicans want to name something after him, I’d suggest they find a federal prison," Rep. Conolly said on social media. Trump currently has 88 charges against him, after several charges were dropped related to the Georgia elections case.

"I remember Republicans like those who wrote this bill hiding and giving mealy mouthed responses when asked about the suffering Trump’s Muslim ban caused," Rep. Beyer wrote. "They know Dulles will never be renamed after Trump. Again, that’s not the point, the point is to suck up to their Dear Leader."

The airport is currently named after late Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and was formally dedicated by President John F. Kennedy on November 17, 1962, several years after it first broke ground.

Former President Trump served in the White House from 2017 to 2021, leaving the office embroiled in a series of controversies as he currently faces dozens of charges in numerous courts across the country related to the 2021 Capitol Riot, attempts to overturn the 2020 election results, and his personal business ventures.

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