There’s a tit for tat battle brewing in the Utah legislature. Republicans in the state are angling to name a highway after the President to honor his decision to shrink the state’s national parks, which would make it easier to mine and drill for coal and oil on those lands.
On Monday, a bill passed 9-2 Utah House committee to rename Utah National Parks Highway “Donald J. Trump Utah National Parks Highway.”
Should the bill reach the Senate, Democratic Sen. Jim Dabakis has promised to push an amendment to rename a frontage road beside the highway “Stormy Daniels rampway.”
Democrats only hold about 20% of seats in the Senate, so the amendment is a long shot.
Trump officially moved to shrink Bear Ears National Monument in Utah by 85% and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to half of its current size.
Republican Rep. Mike Noel, who proposed the new highway name, faced a formal ethics charge when he failed to disclose land holdings worth $1.2 million near Grand Staircase-Escalante.
Stormy Daniels was the porn stair paid $130,000 by Trump’s personal lawyer just ahead of the 2016 election to keep silent about an affair she had with the President in 2006, months after Melania gave birth to their son.
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