John Kasich: Obama ‘Oversteps His Bounds’ With Mt. McKinley Rename

Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich said President Barack Obama “oversteps his bounds” by reverting Mt. McKinley to its Alaska Native name, Denali.

The Republican governor tweeted, “As POTUS once again oversteps his bounds, Ohio knows every carnation is a monument to our own William McKinley” along with an archived newspaper article about the anniversary of McKinley’s assassination.

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  1. Avatar for mcbain mcbain says:

    I have no idea why he renamed it, but if the ability to do so is something the President is legally allowed to do, then, by definition, it is not overstepping his bounds.

  2. No he didn’t, Kasich. The law is the law. Whine all you want about a forgettable President’s name being struck from a mountain that, as Jordan Kleper noted, he never even knew about. So, shove off, Kasich.

  3. He didn’t rename it. He restored its original name. Alaskans already call it Denali and not Mt. McKinley. If the Ohio legislators want to honor McKinley, they should name something in Ohio after him.

  4. The Alaskan Congressional Delegation has been pushing for the name change for some time, as have many in Alaska. Ohio’s Congressional Delegation have been blocking any and all efforts in Congress to change the name.

  5. “Ohio knows every carnation is a monument to our own William McKinley”

    The little tyrant can never take your carnations.

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