Republican lawmakers want to declare June 14 'President Donald J. Trump Day'
WASHINGTON - Two Republicans in Ohio have reportedly suggested that June 14 become "Donald J. Trump Day" in the state.
In an email sent to lawmakers from State Reps. Jon Cross and Reggie Stoltzfus on Friday, they said the date was intended "to celebrate one of the greatest presidents in American history," Cincinnati.com reported.
"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 said according to FOX News.
Trump has never lived in Ohio but he won the state handily both in 2016 and 2020.
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Other modern presidents who have state-level holidays include Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan.
While June 14 is the former president’s birthday, it’s also Flag Day, which was started in the last century to mark the date of the adoption of the American Flag in 1777.
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One Democrat said he felt that June 14 would be "disrespectful."
"I don’t like the idea of changing an existing federal holiday that honors the flag," state Rep. Jeff Crossman, D-Parma, told Cincinnati.com.
FOX News contributed to this report.