HomeLocalAFTER 30 YEARS IN THE SENATE ONLY 2 CITIZENS CAME OUT TO SUPPORT HARRY REID AIRPORT NAME CHANGE Local, Politics AFTER 30 YEARS IN THE U.S. SENATE ONLY 2 ACTUAL CITIZENS CAME OUT TO SUPPORT HARRY REID AIRPORT NAME CHANGE An actual picture of the Hearing for Naming the Airport after Harry Reid Dec. 15, 2021 Rob Lauer Political Reporter Back on March 17, 2017, the Nevada Legislature tried to pass a bill to change McCarran Airport to Harry Reid Airport. The legislature run by Democrats at the time, held an open meeting inviting folks to come speak out. After 30 years in the U.S. Senate, only 2 actual citizens show up to speak in support of Harry Reid. In addition, a few elected Democrats and union leaders spoke out in support of changing McCarran Las Vegas Airport to Harry Reid Las Vegas Airport. Not one Republican spoke out in support of the bill. About a dozen citizens did come out to opposition to Senate Bill SB 174. Nevada illegal alien, Astrid Silva, who gave the Democratic Response to President Trump’s Speech before Congress last month, also spoke out in support of the name change for Harry Reid. So beside paid staffers, Democratic politicians Harry Reid funded, an illegal alien and two Government employee Union members, 2 people spoke out in support of Senator Harry Reid. UNLV college professor Greene called Pat McCarran anti-Semitic and his reasons why, all hearsay from third parties who are dead. Clearly there was very little public support for the name change but 360 will continue to follow the story and the legislation. The bill died after that hearing.