Arkansas weighs removal of Clinton name from Little Rock’s airport

Arkansas weighs removal of Clinton name from Little Rock’s airport

[Ed. – Do Obama next.]

Bill and Hillary Clinton’s political careers took off in Arkansas and the state capital, Little Rock, is filled with tributes to the former president, the only native of the Natural State who has made it to the Oval Office.

Now a state lawmaker wants to erase the Clintons’ names from the Little Rock airport.

“The state of Arkansas would just like to forget the Clinton era,” said state Sen. Jason Rapert, a Republican.

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On Wednesday, the state Senate will hold a hearing about a bill Rapert has submitted that forbids the state from naming facilities built with public money after people who are still alive. The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock would be the most prominent facility affected by the proposed law.

Although Bill is 16 years removed from the White House and Hillary’s own presidential dreams were smashed in November, Rapert cites a familiar list of reasons why the Clintons’ names should be removed from the busiest airport in Arkansas, including allegations of impropriety at the Clinton Foundation, Hillary Clinton’s emails as secretary of state and Bill Clinton’s impeachment by Congress.

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