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Ohio GOP lawmaker wants to rename state park to Donald J. Trump State Park Staff




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An Ohio Republican lawmaker is set to introduce a bill that would rename a state park after former President Donald Trump.

State Rep. Mike Loychik (R-Bazetta) released a statement Wednesday explaining his desire to rename Mosquito Lake State Park in Trumbull County after the one-term president.

“This legislation is meant to honor the commitment and dedication that our 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, bestowed upon the great people of Trumbull County. I witnessed the unprecedented and astounding support that President Trump received from constituents across the 63rd District and on Mosquito Lake State Park,” Loychik said.

But State Rep. Richard Brown (D-Columbus) said Loychik’s bill is another example of Republicans “spending their time flattering the insurrectionist in chief” instead of focusing on more important issues.

“Ohioans’ are struggling with an addiction crisis, economic disruption, and a pandemic that the other guy said would disappear just like magic,” Brown tweeted.

Loychik, however, believes honoring Trump is a top priority.

“This enthusiasm for our former president was also historic throughout the state of Ohio last November as he pushed for initiatives and policies that was very well-received with my constituency and the state. I will soon be introducing this bill to recognize the triumphs Trump brought over the last four years to this great nation and the Buckeye state,” Loychik continued.