Arkansas Bill Would Ground Clinton’s Name On Airport

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (L) and former President Bill Clinton arrive on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool
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LITTLE ROCK, AR (Ben Caxton) — A bill introduced in the Arkansas legislature this week would force the removal of the name of the state’s only President and First Lady from the largest and busiest airport in Arkansas. While not mentioning the Clinton’s by name, the legislation would prohibit public buildings or civil works from being named for anyone living or who served in public office in the 10 years prior to the structure’s completion. The bill’s author, however, is not shy about saying who he is targeting with the legislation. “You have a president who was impeached for having an affair with an intern in the Oval Office and then disbarred,” said state Sen. Jason Rapert, the bill’s author and one of the Arkansas legislature’s most outspoken conservatives. President Clinton was impeached in 1998 by the U.S. House of Representatives, which accused him of obstructing justice by lying under oath about a sexual relationship with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. Clinton was acquitted in a Senate trial the following year.


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