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Democrats push back against proposal to rename Dulles airport for Trump

Furious Democrats Tuesday pushed back hard against a Republican proposal to rename Dulles International Airport after former President Donald Trump.

Lawmakers from northern Virginia and elsewhere derisively mocked the plan introduced by GOP colleagues to slap the name of the twice impeached, four times indicted president on the main international airport serving Washington, D.C.

“Donald Trump is facing 91 felony charges. If Republicans want to name something after him, I’d suggest they find a federal prison,” Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly said in a statement.

Rep. Don Beyer, D-Virginia, said the effort to valorize Trump reflects his authoritarian grip on the Republican Party, which he compared to that of North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un. “They know our airport will never be named after Trump,” Beyer said. “The point is to suck up to their Dear Leader.”

—New York Daily News

 

An estimated 40,000 Sikhs vote in Sacramento to show support for independence from India

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a remarkable display of democratic aspirations, an estimated 40,000 Sikh Americans lined up around the state Capitol on Sunday to enter a tent and cast a vote for independence.

The voting is part of a non-binding election being held by Sikhs around the world who aspire to break away from India, and form in what is today the Indian state of Punjab, an independent nation called Khalistan.

On Sunday, amid a sea of bright yellow Khalistan flags, volunteers kept spirits up among the electorate by passing out sweet and savory snacks and pouring pitchers of hot chai tea.

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