Oklahoma Republicans Name Highway For Trump After Repealing Law That Such Honorees Must Be Long Dead

The Oklahoman reports:

President Donald J. Trump Highway will be a roughly 20-mile stretch of U.S. 287 from Boise City to the Oklahoma-Texas border in Cimarron County.

The legislation was briefly derailed in the Oklahoma Legislature when Senate Minority Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, pointed out that state law says typically, a person must be dead for at least three years before a highway or bridge can be named in their honor.

The only exception is for Medal of Honor recipients. Nevertheless, Republican legislators persisted. In an amendment to Senate Bill 624, they crossed out the three-year requirement currently in state law.

Read the full article. The newly named section of highway runs through a remote rural area. Per Wikipedia, Boise City, the only incorporated town on that stretch of road, has a population of 1200.