NORTHERN ARIZONA (3TV/CBS 5) – A Republican senator wants to name a major highway in northern Arizona after former President Donald Trump.
Sen. Wendy Rogers filed a legislative proposal (SCM 1003) last week that urges state transportation officials to designate State Route 260 as the “Donald J. Trump Highway.” The approximately 220 mile stretch of road runs east to west, connecting Cottonwood to Eager, Arizona.
Trump’s tax cuts, his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord and his response to COVID are among the reasons listed to honor the 45th president, who was also rejected by voters in Arizona and impeached twice during his four years in office.
The bill has been referred to the Senate Transportation Committee, but has yet to receive a hearing.
Rogers did not respond to an interview request. The Arizona Department of Transportation, which Rogers is asking to make the change, declined to comment on the pending bill.
“It appears to be a desperate attempt to really pander to a voter base even though the state of Arizona has voted Donald Trump down,” said Sen. Martin Quezada, a Democrat from Phoenix.
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