Ouch: Lawmaker considering bill to remove Clintons’ names from Little Rock Airport

Ouch: Lawmaker considering bill to remove Clintons’ names from Little Rock Airport

The Clintons’ bad year is turning into a bad rest of their lives. Earlier this week, they learned that the Trump administration plans to urge foreign governments to conduct their own probes into the Clinton Foundation’s financial dealings.

Now a lawmaker in the state Bill Clinton governed before moving into the White House is considering introducing a bill in the state Senate that would change the name of Little Rock’s airport, which currently bears Bill and Hillary Clinton’s names.

On Monday, Sen. Jason Rapert, a Republican, conducted an informal poll on Twitter asking his followers their opinion about doing away with the Clintons’ name.

Arkansas Online has the results:

As of 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, 53 percent of those who voted opposed removing the names. By 8:30 p.m., 67 percent of more than 1,800 respondents were against removing the names. Any Twitter user not blocked by Rapert’s account can vote in the poll.

Even though the results would suggest that people of the state disagree with Rapert’s claim that “Arkansas does not support them,” the senator maintains that his constituents have told him in recent months that they didn’t like the Clintons’ names on the state’s largest airport, citing the couple’s many scandals, including President Bill Clinton’s impeachment and Hillary Clinton’s secret email server.

In any case, this has got to be a slap in the face for the Clintons who harbored fantasies about returning to the White House and enhancing their already-considerable personal fortune.

The ultimate insult would be if the people of Arkansas agreed to change the name of the airport to the Donald Trump National Airport.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.


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