LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Former Sen. Harry Reid expressed "deep gratitude" towards the Clark County Commission and "many others" who played a part in renaming the Las Vegas airport in his honor.
In a statement emailed Tuesday afternoon, the former Senate majority leader said:
"It is with humility that I express my appreciation for the recognition today. I would like to express my deep gratitude to Commissioner Segerblom, the entire Clark County Commission, and the many others who have played a part in this renaming."
Earlier in the day, commissioners voted unanimously to rename McCarran International Airport to Harry Reid International Airport.
The push was led by Commissioner Tick Segerblom, who says costs related to the change will be paid for by private contributions and not taxpayer money.
While the vote was unanimous from the all-Democrat commission, it has received a mixed reaction on social media.