On Friday, Republican Reps. Jon Cross and Reggie Stoltzfus emailed their House colleagues asking for co-sponsors for their upcoming bill which intends to honor the former president, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
“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,” the request said.
The email request has been shared on social media by several journalists.
Cross and Stolzfus say they want “to celebrate one of the greatest presidents in American history.”
They selected June 14 as it is Trump’s birthday. It is also Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States of America on June 14, 1777.
Several House Democrats reportedly believe June 14 is not an appropriate date to honor the former president.
“I don’t like the idea of changing an existing federal holiday that honors the flag,” Rep. Jeff Crossman told the Dispatch. “I think it’s disrespectful.”
Cross and Stoltzfus have not released a public statement about the co-sponsorship request or responded to the newspaper’s request for comment.