The Wiki had a sourced citation and in the article for the decommissioning of the USS and the petition to continue with the next Ford Class Carrier but as of 2010 the excerpt and the source were removed and no sign of the original article can be found. It completely disappeared and no matter how hard I search I've not found it again.
But the individual who made this statement was on the Navy naming convention. Likely Secretary Ray Maybus. Who ever it was they were absolutely incensed with the idea of continuing the tradition. And he may have every reason not so as to garner support by continuing to name these carriers after political figures.