Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Monday that Congress should step in to block President Obama’s decision to rename North America’s tallest peak.
Obama announced Sunday that he would change the name of Mt. McKinley to the Alaska Native name, Denali. A slew of Ohio Republicans, including Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich as well as House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) have expressed their disappointment in Obama’s decision.
On Monday, NewsmaxTV’s Steve Malzberg asked Huckabee for his thoughts on the name change.
“It’s amazing to me that the President would rename the nation’s tallest mountain after a GMC truck,” Huckabee said. “That’s pretty remarkable in it of itself.”
GMC has a truck called the Denali.
“Just kidding, of course, Steve, but the outrage is two fold: one that the President thinks he can do whatever he wants even renaming a national landmark,” Huckabee said during the phone interview. “I’m wondering what’s next. The renaming of the Washington monument to the Obama monument?”
“Where the heck is the Republican Congress that’s supposed to be a check and balance? I’d like to see them stand up and say he can’t do it,” Huckabee told Malzberg.