Gov. Hutchinson opposes Rapert's bill to rename Clinton airport

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' governor says he opposes an effort to remove Bill and Hillary Clinton's name from Little Rock's airport, saying the Legislature shouldn't interfere with what the facility's name is.              

Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday he respects an airport board's decision to name it after the former president and first lady and said the decision should remain with the entity that owns the airport. A bill filed last week would effectively force the Little Rock Airport Commission to rename it.               

The Republican lawmaker, Senator Jason Rapert, has said Arkansas shouldn't honor a former president who was impeached over his affair with a White House intern.               

Hutchinson is a former congressman who helped prosecute the impeachment case against Clinton in the U.S. Senate.

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