House Republicans Vote To Rename Everything In D.C. ‘The Reagan Building’
WASHINGTON – Bolstered by an increase in conservative representatives following last year’s midterm elections, House Republicans have voted to rename every federally or city-owned building in Washington D.C. “The Reagan Building.”
GOP leaders believe the action will save millions in sign printing costs, as well as show their adulation of President Reagan.
Rep Mike Pence (R-IN), who has long advocated that the Republican Party should always follow Reagan’s path, introduced the bill. “I feel that there is no better way to honor the anti-government message of President Reagan than to name hundreds of government buildings after him,” Pence stated in his speech on the House floor.
City leaders in Washington, who are almost exclusively Democrats, have vocally opposed the measure. “This is an outrageous violation of the sovereignty of D.C. residents,” said D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown, before stepping into his second taxpayer-funded Lincoln Navigator. “And it’s not like we’re that desperate to save money.”
Although city leaders largely oppose the measure, the mayor and city council are unable to stop Congress due to Washington’s unique legal status. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is planning to stage a sit-in inside his own office to prevent the site from being renamed “The Reagan Building.”
Former Mayor and convicted crackhead Marion barry also voiced his opposition, saying, “This never would have happened if you had reelected me. I’m telling you, the bitch set me up!”
By David Epstein