Two Republican representatives from Ohio on Friday submitted a bill proposal to declare June 14 the “Day of President Donald J. Trump.”
Representatives Jon Cross and Reggie Stoltzfus made the request in an email to their colleagues in the House of Representatives, the Cincinnati Enquirer.
“Let us show the 3,154,834 voters in Ohio (a record number of votes received for a president in Ohio) who voted to re-elect Donald J. Trump that we as a legislature recognize the accomplishments of his administration.” , can we read in the request for co-sponsors.
An initiative that would not be ready to see the day according to the Democrats of the State, while June 14 is not only the birthday of the former president, but also the Day of the flag, which commemorates the adoption of the American flag on June 14, 1777.
“I do not like the idea of changing an existing federal holiday that honors the flag,” said representative Jeff Crossman according to the local daily. “I think it’s disrespectful.”
It is a fairly common practice for some states to turn birthdays of past presidents into commemorative days.
California, for example, celebrates President Ronald Reagan’s birthday every February 6, a day that has also been recognized by around 40 other states since a law passed in 2009.
While this honor is generally granted after the death of a former president, certain exceptions exist, such as “Barack Obama Day” which was adopted in 2017 in Illinois.
The colleagues of the two Republicans who would like to join the project have until February 5 to give their answer.