(USA Features) Legislation introduced by Republicans in Ohio on Monday would change the name of a state park to honor former President Donald Trump.
The bill, which was sponsored by freshman Rep. Mike Loychik, would change the name to Mosquito Lake State Park to Donald J. Trump State Park.
“This legislation is meant to honor the commitment and dedication that our 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, bestowed upon the great people of Trumbull County,” Loychik wrote in a statement.
“This enthusiasm for our former president was also historic throughout the state of Ohio last November as he pushed for initiatives and policies that was very well-received with my constituency and the state,” he added.
Trump won Ohio in 2016 and again in 2020, the latter garnering more votes in the state than any other presidential candidate in the history of the country, USA Today reported.
In Trumbull County last year, Trump secured nearly 55 percent of the vote.
Encompassing more than 7,000 acres, the park also has one of the largest lakes in Ohio.
Loychik announced he would be introducing the legislation in mid-March, drawing criticism from Democrats in the state legislature.
The state’s residents “are struggling with an addiction crisis, economic disruption, and a pandemic that the other guy said would disappear just like magic,” Democratic Rep. Rich Brown tweeted on March 12, according to the paper. “Instead of addressing these pressing issues, Ohio House Republicans are spending their time flattering the Insurrectionist in Chief.”
According to the bill’s language, the state would have to spend about $300,000 to change the park’s signage.