Ohio Republicans on Friday, Jan. 29, announced that they are seeking co-sponsors for a bill that would recognize June 14 as “President Donald J. Trump Day.”
“Former President Donald J. Trump was our 45th President of the United States and, against great odds, accomplished many things that have led our nation to unparalleled prosperity,” Republican state Reps. Jon Cross and Reggie Stoltzfus wrote in a statement.
“Let’s show the 3,154,834 Ohio voters (a historic record number of votes received for President in Ohio) who cast their ballot to re-elect Donald J Trump that we as a legislature recognize the accomplishments of his administration and that the Ohio house believes it is imperative we set aside a day to celebrate one of the greatest presidents in American history,” they continued.
“President Donald J. Trump personified the emotions of millions of Ohioans who for too long have felt marginalized by our government and the American political system,” they added. “While the media tarnishes his achievements and his legacy, this legislation will help ensure that for one day each year, the voice of millions of people from all corners of our state will be commemorated.”
The lawmakers are seeking co-sponsors for the bill within the Ohio House. June 14 is former President Trump’s birthday, which is also Flag Day.
Correcting: Ohio Republican Reps. Jon Cross and Reggie Stoltzfus are looking for cosponsors to declare June 14 “President Donald J. Trump Day” to “celebrate one of the greatest presidents in American history”—that’s Trump’s birthday (also Flag Day) pic.twitter.com/h3kfRorxp9
— Karen Kasler (@karenkasler) January 29, 2021
Trump’s base is ‘getting stronger,’ and impeachment would empower him
Despite the Democrat-led impeachment, Trump’s Republican voter base is “getting stronger” since he left office, contrary to assumptions made by the Washington establishment and mainstream media, according to Politico reporter Tara Palmeri.
Palmeri was in Cheyenne on Thursday to report on a rally led by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) in Wyoming in a bid to oust Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership role in impeaching Trump.
Palmeri said Trump is “way more popular” in the state than the congresswoman, and “there’s a huge disconnect between Washington and the rest of the country.”
“People don’t want to hear anything against Trump,” she continued. “Actually, the more he stays out of the media, the more that he becomes this martyr, this looming figure over the GOP. A lot of people said they aren’t really Republicans, that, like, they’re for Trump. That’s it … I think the base is getting stronger, truly. I think an impeachment would make him even more powerful—a conviction is what I mean.”
Democrats are seeking other options to bar former President Trump from holding office again as hope to impeach him in the Senate fades. Meanwhile, most Republican voters, 56%, say they back Trump running for president in 2024, according to a new poll, Politico reported.
The former president has yet to say whether he will run for the White House again in 2024 but vowed to help the Republicans to take back the House in the 2022 midterms.