Ohio GOP Rep: Obama Renaming Mt. McKinley ‘Insulting To All Ohioans’

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 11: House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee member Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, speaks during the news conference to introduce the "Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013" o... UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 11: House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee member Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, speaks during the news conference to introduce the "Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013" on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images) MORE LESS
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Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) said Sunday night that President Barack Obama’s decision to revert Mt. McKinley’s name to its Alaska Native name was “insulting to all Ohioans.”

“This political stunt is insulting to all Ohioans, and I will be working with the House Committee on Natural Resources to determine what can be done to prevent this action,” Gibbs said in an all-caps statement released Sunday night.

Gibbs said McKinley was a “well respected American hero who deserves to be honored.”

Here’s his full statement:

Gibbs introduced a bill in January to keep Mt. McKinley’s name.

“This landmark is a testament to his countless years of service to our country,” Gibbs said in a statement with the bill’s announcement.

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