Ohio GOP Reps. Jon Cross and Reggie Stoltzfus e-mailed fellow Ohio lawmakers on Friday to encourage support of an upcoming bill to designate “President Donald Trump Day” here in the Buckeye State.
Though the GOP-controlled state legislature refuses to advance the Ohio Fairness Act, a bill to designate June Pride Month, and a bill to designate October 11 as Coming Out Day, they have prioritized this effort to designate June 14 as a tribute to the President with over 180 documented attacks on the LGBTQ+ community.
In their plea to seek cosponsors “to celebrate one of the greatest presidents in American history,” the representatives wrote, “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.”
While also the former President’s birthday, June 14 is also Flag Day, a national holiday.
“I don’t like the idea of changing an existing federal holiday that honors the flag,” Rep. Jeff Crossman, D-Parma, told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I think it’s disrespectful. ”