The Capitol Record

Name-changing legislation: Mt. Seattle Seahawks & 12th Man National Park

The Senate floor was awash in blue and green on Friday as lawmakers showed off their Seahawks pride with ties, scarves, pins and jackets.

Lawmakers unanimously voted to rename Mt. Rainier to Mt. Seattle Seahawks and rename the Mt. Rainier National Park to 12th Man National Park from today until 12 a.m. Monday. The support didn’t stop there; they also proclaimed Sunday Feb. 2 “Seahawks Sunday” as part of Senate Resolution 8676.

Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam, embraced this as an opportunity to get in touch with his inner comedian. Wearing a hoodie and shades, he impersonated Marshawn Lynch saying, “I hate to talk to the press” and “I’m just taking it all in boss.”

They concluded the light-hearted discussion with an appropriate “Go Hawks!” chant.

Watch a run-down of the playful stunt below:

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