Ohio Republicans are being made fun of online after proposing a bill to rename Mosquito Lake State Park as Donald J. Trump State Park.
The bill would also allocate $300k in taxpayer money to adjust the state's signage to reflect the change in name.
Freshman Republican Representative Mike Loychik, who sponsored the bill, issued a statement, saying:
"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."
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."
Love to live in a state run by a cult. https://t.co/pgYDiQJhxV— Craig Calcaterra (@Craig Calcaterra)1618929983.0
@craigcalcaterra ok fine but can we start referring to mosquitos as Trumps?— Russell Schiro (@Russell Schiro)1618931317.0
@Tylerjoelb It’s hard to imagine a worse name than Mosquito Lake - until someone tries to name it Donald J Trump.— amy🧢 about 94.1% safe 💉 (@amy🧢 about 94.1% safe 💉)1618963518.0
An Ohio lawmaker has proposed renaming a state park after former president Donald Trump. I only care because it's c… https://t.co/x5anYBtrUn— Jaclyn Driscoll (@Jaclyn Driscoll)1619018436.0
Tbh it makes sense Mosquito Lake Park would be renamed after Trump lmao https://t.co/l2c12gUtAy— Anthony Eliopoulos (@Anthony Eliopoulos)1618938187.0
Although President Trump lost the 2020 general election, he won the state of Ohio by a wider margin than any candidate in history.
New Ohio legislative villain just dropped https://t.co/qmLOJI1K11— North Merican Scum (@North Merican Scum)1619009439.0
Leave it to Ohio's GOP to figure out how to completely waste $300,000. https://t.co/8kgD1ue3gE— Leah* Longbrake (@Leah* Longbrake)1618946583.0
Democratic Representative Rich Brown commented on the bill, saying:
"Ohioans' are struggling with an addiction crisis, economic disruption, and a pandemic that the other guy said would disappear just like magic. Instead of addressing these pressing issues, Ohio House Republicans are spending their time flattering the Insurrectionist in Chief."
They’re so obsessed with a con man. It’s hilarious and disturbing at the same time. https://t.co/ejfYETUPK6— Alexandro (@Alexandro)1618941846.0
Because republicans are the fiscal conservatives https://t.co/m6vMOAjMs5— Rivertown Truth (@Rivertown Truth)1618940826.0
We’re so damn embarrassing https://t.co/lsV2uEBTcF— Zack Stewart (@Zack Stewart)1618940817.0
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources also came to the defense of the park's current name, commenting:
"The name has withstood the test of time. Mosquito Creek Lake was formed by damming Mosquito Creek back in 1944. Since then, Mosquito Lake State Park has become one of Ohio's best state parks, best fishing lakes, and has one of Ohio's most important wildlife refuges."
What an utterly pointless HB to waste taxpayer money change a park name to "honor" someone who has been impeached T… https://t.co/O7QyTiiYkQ— Jacob Andrew (@Jacob Andrew)1619022984.0
Ohio Republicans have also sought to turn June 14, Trump's birthday, into a state holiday.
It seems Ohio's favorite kind of President is a twice-impeached one.