Utah lawmaker threatens to rename road ‘Stormy Daniels Rampway’ to protest Trump’s national park move
Responding to his Republican colleagues pleasure that President Donald Trump is moving to shrink two national parks, a Utah lawmaker is threatening to attach an amendment to a bill that would rename a frontage road near the parks “Stormy Daniels Rampway” in honor of the president’s supposed adult film paramour.
According to the Washington Post, one GOP lawmaker from the state wants to thank the president for making the national parks move by renaming a 631 stretch of highway that goes by Zion National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Canyonlands National Park after Trump.
In a bill authored by Republican Rep. Mike Noel — and passed out of the House Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Standing Committee on Monday — that highway would be renamed “Donald J. Trump Utah National Parks Highway.”
With the president ordering the shrinking of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, in order to open them up for oil, gas and coal mining, Noel heaped praise on Trump for the move.
“I think he’s done a tremendous amount [since taking office], and I think with seven more years we can turn this country around,” Noel said during the hearing. “I think it’s a small price to pay to name a highway after him when he does in fact protect public lands.”
Democratic State Sen. Jim Dabakis disagrees, and said when the bill comes to the floor he will add an amendment of his own.
According to Dabakis, he will propose renaming a frontage road by the Trump highway, “Stormy Daniels rampway,” to remind the public of the former porn star who was reportedly paid $130,000 to stay mum about her alleged relationship with Trump before he became president.
According to the report, it is not clear whether Utah lawmakers will approve the renaming of the highway after Trump when the bill reaches both floors for a vote.