As President Trump concludes his term in the White House, a Florida lawmaker is working to rename a highway in his honor.
Anthony Sabatini, one of the most pro-America state legislators in the country, announced he submitted an amendment to an upcoming transportation bill in the Florida House calling to rename U.S. 27 after President Trump.
“Looking forward to working on this important designation honoring one oft he greatest Presidents in American History,” Sabatini said in a tweet.
This legislative session I will be sponsoring an amendment to rename U.S. Highway 27 as the “President Donald J. Trump Highway.” Looking forward to working on this important designation honoring one of the greatest Presidents in American History. pic.twitter.com/x2gNzv8pxv
— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) January 19, 2021
The highway, which currently goes by the Purple Heart Memorial Highway or the Claude Pepper Memorial Highway, would retain its dedication to Purple Heart veterans, according to the amendment, Rogue Review reports.
Sabatini submitted the amendment for two reasons: one, because Trump is the first Floridian to hold the presidency; and two, to update the highway from a congressional memorial to a presidential one.
In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel on Wednesday, Sabatini explained why he chose U.S. 27.
“It’s one of the most historic highways and one of the longest highways which goes through pretty much the whole state,” he said. “I just think it’s a pretty good choice.”
*Editors note: The original title of the post was an error. When linking to our source, Rogue Review, the title was mistakenly copied in. Sincere apologies, Leo Terrell Staff.