What's next? Siberian lynx. Chinese alligators.
Really? Is the name Asian carp really hurting anyone's feelings? Or is this senator just trying to get his name on a bill? Doesn't he have real work to do?
Please don't turn this into a liberal/conservative thing. Just have a chuckle and think of the slippery slope. Just how many common names in the animal kingdom would have to be changed? I can't think of a better way to name a plant or animal than including where it comes from in the name. Maybe it is a bit different with Asian carp, as that is more of a generalization. The term refers to multiple species.