But never forgotten.
Leastwise, anyone who drives Highway 260 through the White Mountains will forever remember former President Donald Trump if District 6 Sen. Wendy Rogers gets her way.
The former Air Force pilot and freshman senator last week introduced SCM 1003 to rename the 220-mile stretch of highway that connects Cottonwood to Eagar the “Donald J. Trump Highway.”
One of Trump’s most vocal supporters in Arizona, Rogers introduced the measure on the brink of the former President’s second impeachment trial — this time for inciting some of the rioters who invaded the US capitol building.
The resolution cited Trump’s tax cuts and his decision to pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement as some of the reasons to honor him by putting his name on a key state highway.
Rogers did not respond to a request for comment. But on Twitter she said, “I am proud to support President Trump’s legacy.”
Meanwhile, the Senate Ethics committee has decided to look into a former staffer’s complaint that Rogers had harassed him and created a hostile work environment during his brief service in her senate office.
Rogers ousted longtime Sen. Sylvia Allen in the Republican primary for District 6, which stretches from the Grand Canyon to Alpine and include Northern Gila County and all of the White Mountains. She then handily beat Democrat Felicia French, also a retired military colonel and pilot. Rogers spent a lmost $1.2 million to win the seat, with another $1.4 million spent by dark money groups both for and against her. The race ranks as the most costly in District 6 history.