AR Senator wants to change name of Clinton Airport

posted by Ashley King - 

Republican state lawmaker, Sen. Jason Rapert,  is pushing to remove the names of former President and Arkansas Governor and wife Bill and Hillary Clinton from Little Rock's airport.

Rapert says pilots have complained to him about flying into Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport and that Arkansas shouldn't honor a former president who was impeached over his affair with a White House intern."The bill is to prevent any further embarrassment by the airport's name," Rapert said Friday. 

Rapert's bill says Arkansas should not name any publicly funded airport after anyone who received a salary for holding a federal, state, county or municipal office. A state wildlife center in Pine Bluff is named after former Gov. Mike Huckabee, but Rapert said the former Republican presidential candidate should still be honored.



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