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7 House Republicans are trying to please Trump even more by proposing to name DC’s Airport after him

Former President Donald Trump steps off his plane as he arrives at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

In the competition among Republicans to please the former President Donald Trump, seven GOP members of Congress are trying to be the most devoted.

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

In the competition among Republicans to please the previous President Donald Trump, seven GOP members of Congress are trying to be the most devoted.

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) has introduced a bill — along with six co-sponsors — to rename Washington’s Dulles Airport the “Donald J. Trump International Airport.” Reps. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Barry Moore (R-AL), Troy Nehls (R-TX), Andy Ogles (R-TN) and Michael Waltz (R-FL) have all signed on.

In an interview with Fox News Digital, Reschenthaler made his case for why the airport should be renamed.

“In my lifetime, our nation has never been greater than under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump,” Reschenthaler said. “As millions of domestic and international travelers fly through the airport, there is no better symbol of freedom, prosperity and strength than hearing ‘Welcome to Trump International Airport’ as they land on American soil.”

Rep. Moore — one of the co-sponsors — referenced the fact that DC’s other airport was renamed to honor a former president.

“In 1998, Congress renamed the National Airport in Washington after one of our great presidents, Ronald Reagan,” Moore told Fox News Digital. “It is only fitting that we would do the same for another one of our greatest presidents, Donald J. Trump, especially as he stands against the onslaught of weaponized government to fight for Americans like us.”

The bill has no chance to pass the Democratic-controlled Senate, but a House vote could potentially force some swing-district GOP members into an awkward show of loyalty to the former president.

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