The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:
The Clark County Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to rechristen McCarran International Airport for former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid.
Spearheaded by Commissioner Tick Segerblom, who tried and failed as a state senator in 2017 to rename McCarran after the longtime influential Democratic lawmaker, the commission directed county staff to submit a request for the name change to the Federal Aviation Administration.
“This is about making a change for the better,” Commissioner William McCurdy II said. The polarizing plan calls for one of the busiest airports in the country to become Harry Reid International Airport, a process that Segerblom has acknowledged could take years to complete and vowed would not use taxpayer dollars.
Harry Reid is a far more inspiring name for Las Vegas airport than that of Senator Pat McCarran, a Democrat who heckled FDR, loved Franco, aided Joe McCarthy and denounced Eisenhower for the truce in Korea.
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) February 16, 2021
Harry Reid spent decades in the Senate fighting for Nevada and lifting our state to new heights.
I’m pleased that the Clark County Commission has voted in favor of renaming Las Vegas’s international airport after him.
— Senator Jacky Rosen (@SenJackyRosen) February 16, 2021
— The Hill (@thehill) February 16, 2021