Liberal Group Starts Petition to Rename Ronald Reagan National Airport
Now that Mount McKinley is no more, liberals are turning their eyes toward Washington, D.C., and Ronald Reagan National Airport.
The influential liberal political action committee CREDO Action is behind the effort with a petition drive.
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.
"Given Speaker Boehner’s current outrage and disappointment at President Obama’s decision to rename Mount McKinley, it’s time to give him the opportunity to make up for his own past mistakes," the petition reads. "Sign the petition and tell John Boehner he needs to be consistent when it comes to naming America’s landmarks."
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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