A pair of Ohio representatives want to make June 14th a day to honor former President Donald Trump.
Republican Reps. Jon Cross of Kenton and Reggie Stoltzfus of Paris Township sent an email to their House colleagues Friday asking them to cosponsor an upcoming bill "to celebrate one of the greatest presidents in American history."
"Let's show the 3,154,834 Ohio voters who cast their ballot to re-elect Donald J. Trump that we as a legislature recognize the accomplishments of his administration," according to the request for co-sponsors.
It's not uncommon for states to turn the birthdays of former presidents into days of special significance. California celebrates February 6, President Ronald Reagan's birthday, in its public schools with "exercises remembering the life of Ronald Reagan, recognizing his accomplishments, and familiarizing pupils with the contributions he made to California."
Ohio, along with 40 other states, also recognizes some form of Ronald Reagan Day thanks to a 2009 law.
But it's an honor that appears to be bestowed after death.
Georgia does not have a President Jimmy Carter day, Arkansas doesn't have one for President Bill Clinton. Illinois, however, did pass a bill created Barack Obama Day in 2017.
Cross and Stoltzfus didn't immediately respond to requests for comment, but Ohio House Democrats think June 14 is the wrong day.
Yes, it's the former president's birthday, but it's also a national holiday: Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the American flag on June 14, 1777.
"I don’t like the idea of changing an existing federal holiday that honors the flag," Rep. Jeff Crossman, D-Parma, said. "I think it’s disrespectful. "