House Dems introduce law to name Miami prison after Trump

Some House Democrats proved willing this week to honor former President Donald Trump’s legacy with the official dedication of a government building in his name: a Florida federal prison.

Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) on Friday will introduce legislation to rename Federal Correctional Institution, Miami — where Trump’s former adviser Peter Navarro is currently incarcerated — as the Donald J. Trump Federal Correctional Institution, according to CBS News’ congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane.

News of the legislation arrives just days after the House GOP unveiled a proposal to rename Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport after Donald Trump.

Connolly criticized the proposal to Politico, noting Trump faces multiple criminal charges linked to election interference and mishandling of classified documents, suggesting, “If Republicans want to name something after him, I’d suggest they find a federal prison.”

It appears Connolly found one.

According to MacFarlane, the legislation says, “Any reference in any law, regulation, map, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the institution referred to in subsection (a) shall be considered to be a reference to the ‘‘Donald J. Trump Federal Correctional Institution.”

Florida is the state where special counsel Jack Smith has accused Trump of inappropriately holding classified information in his Mar-a-Lago resort, where FBI investigators later found documents stored in a ballroom, bathroom and shower.

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Trump pleaded not guilty to charges that include of willful retention of national defense information, conspiracy to obstruct justice, corruptly concealing a document or record and concealing a document in a federal investigation.

MacFarlane’s announcement was met with much celebration on social media Friday and photo-shopped image of Trump Tower behind barbed wire.

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Kathleen Culliton