PHOTO: A new bill in Arkansas could remove the Clinton name from the Little Rock airport. (Photo via Flickr/Gage Skidmore)
A republican state senator in the Arkansas legislature has introduced a bill that, if approved into law, would remove the Clinton name from Little Rock’s Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
The bill comes after Sen. Jason Rapert, the bill’s author, reportedly conducted a twitter poll last November, in which 53 percent of respondents said they were in favor of the name change.
Although the bill does not specifically mention the Clintons, it would prohibit any public building or civil work from being named after a public official who served in office during the decade prior to the construction of the building.
But Rapert has been vocal about his feelings that keeping the Clinton name at the airport is an “embarrassment.”
"You have a president who was impeached for having an affair with an intern in the Oval Office and then disbarred," said Rapert in an interview.
Although it is unclear what chance of success the bill has in becoming law, both the Arkansas House and Senate have a republican majority.