Republican strategist Karl Rove, who is writing a book about President McKinley, said in an email published Monday that President Obama should find another way to honor his predecessor after stripping his name from North America’s tallest mountain.
Obama announced Sunday he would change the name of North America’s tallest peak from Mount McKinley to the Alaska Native name, Denali.
“The 25th president gets overlooked too much already. Would hope the president would find another appropriate way to honor McKinley. Luckily there’s a book coming out about McKinley in November,” Rove, the former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush wrote in an email to Politico.
TPM reached out to Rove on Monday for an interview, but was told he was unavailable as he works on his book, “The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters.”
“Unfortunately he’s not available – he’s in the final editing stages of his McKinley book due in November,” Rove’s chief of staff, Kristin Davison, wrote in an email.
Rove also responded on social media.
— Karl Rove (@KarlRove) August 30, 2015