Obama To Rename Mount McKinley


Obama will rename Mount McKinley to “Denali,” to appeal to the Alaskan Natives.

Obama’s Secretary of Interior Sally Jewel used her authority to rename the mountain as “Denali” as a result of Obama’s executive decision. Obama is traveling aboard Air Force One to Alaska today to announce his decision.

The issue has long been a topic of controversy in Congress, especially among Ohio representatives who supported the current name.

House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), an Ohio congressman, issued a statement noting the he was “deeply disappointed in this decision.”

“There is a reason President McKinley’s name has served atop the highest peak in North America for more than 100 years, and that is because it is a testament to his great legacy,” Boehner said.

Representatives from Alaska have supported the name change. Both Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) released statements thanking the president for making the decision.

Source: breitbart.com



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