Miami – US-27 extends from South Florida to Panhandle. Florida lawmakers want to name the road after former President Donald Trump.
Republican Rep. Anthony Sabatini has launched a petition for a signature to support Donald Trump’s highway idea.
“I have drafted a larger bill amendment to rename Highway 27 to Donald J Trump Highway,” Sabatini said.
The designation of the memorial road is not new. The Florida Turnpike was renamed the Ronald Reagan Highway in the late 90’s. Sabatini’s proposal came at an interesting time for the Republican Party, and there continues to be a rift between the establishment of the Republican Party and the party’s supporters of Trump.
Charles Zelden, a professor of political science at Nova Southeastern University, said:
This makes US-27 symbolic at once in that context. According to Visit Florida, the route looks like a spine on the map, hence the nickname of Florida’s backbone.
“They have to find a balance point because they are fighting for the Republican mind and soul,” Soelden said.
Sabatini wants to collect 1 million signatures. He will state his thoughts in the form of a draft and will add it as an amendment to the traffic bill within about two weeks.
“I think this road is one of the great presidents of American history and to commemorate the first President Floridian,” he said. “It’s actually the first president to live in Florida, and it’s a unified gesture.”
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Florida legislator wants to change the name of US-27 to Donald J Trump Highway
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