President Obama returning the name of the United States’ tallest mountain from Mount McKinley to Denali has sparked a name-game feud.
The influential liberal political action committee, CREDO Action, has now set its sights on Washington D.C. and Reagan National Airport, and has started a petition to have the name changed.
Within hours of the Obama administration announcing late Sunday that the president was removing the name of William McKinley, American’s 25th president and an Ohio Republican, Boehner and other Ohio Republicans were expressing their disapproval.
The petition says that because John Boehner and congressional Republicans complained when President Barack Obama restored Alaska’s Mount McKinley name to Denali, they should stay consistent and change Ronald Reagan National Airport back to its original name honoring America’s first president, George Washington.
Republicans, led by Boehner, voted to rename Washington National Airport after Ronald Reagan in 1998.
CREDO Action had more than 59,000 signatures on the petition as of Sunday afternoon, toward its goal of 75,000.
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