(KUTV) - Efforts to rename a section of Utah highway after President Donald J. Trump is being met with strong opposition from Democrats in the Utah House.
A Utah lawmaker wants to rename a road after President Donald Trump.— KUTV 2News (@KUTV2News) March 5, 2018
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The bill would also require the Department of Transportation to install signage to reflect the change.
Utah Democrats were quick to denounce the bill.
Not fake news: Rep. Mike Noel proposes a Utah highway name change to honor President Donald Trump — as a thanks for shrinking Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monumentshttps://t.co/zItXNof7DU #utpol #HB481 @realdonaldtrump #bearsears pic.twitter.com/qp7rrVvKBs— The Salt Lake Tribune (@sltrib) March 1, 2018
“Democrats are opposed to renaming one of Utah’s most beautiful scenic routes after an American president who has: openly bragged about sexually assaulting women; normalized lying and demonizing the press; failed to denounce dangerous hate groups; shown little integrity; shown more loyalty to Russia than to the United States; and who has shown contempt towards immigrants, minority groups, and anyone who does not share his nationalistic, zero-sum view of the world," House Minority Leader Brian King (D-Salt Lake City) said.
You can read the entire bill below to see the sections of road that would be impacted by the proposed legislation.