Two Ohio Republicans, State Reps. John Cross and Reggie Stoltzfus, suggested that June 14, former President Donald Trump’s birthday, become “Donald J. Trump Day” in Ohio.
Cross and Stoltzfus emailed other lawmakers Friday trying to find co-sponsors for the bill, according to Fox News. This bill is intended “to celebrate one of the greatest presidents in American history.”
“Former President Donald J. Trump was our 45th President of the United States and against great odds, accomplished many things that have led our nation to unparalleled prosperity,” the email said.
“[Trump] personified the emotions of millions of Ohioans who for too long have felt marginalized by our government and the American political system,” the email continues. “While the media tarnishes his achievements and his legacy, the legislation will help ensure that for one day each year the voices of millions of people from all corners of our state will be commemorated.”
“Let’s show the 3,154,834 Ohio voters who cast their ballot to re-elect Donald J. Trump that we as a legislature recognize the accomplishments of his administration,” the email read.
Democrats are obviously opposed to this measure.
“I don’t like the idea of changing an existing federal holiday that honors the flag,” said Democratic Ohio Rep. Jeff Crossman. “I think it’s disrespectful.”
June 14 is celebrated as “Flag Day” in Ohio, which is when the Second Continental Congress authorized a flag to symbolize the creation of the United States.
Turning the birthdays of former presidents into a day of special significance is not uncommon. California celebrates Feb. 6, Ronald Reagan’s birthday, in its public schools with special lesson plans designed for the day.