After North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper refused to guarantee that coronavirus restrictions wouldn’t affect the Republican National Convention, the convention has been looking for a new location.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has stepped up to offer a location in Florida for the Republican National Convention. Governor DeSantis has previously mentioned Jacksonville, Orlando, and Miami as possible locations.
During an interview with Fox News, DeSantis spoke about precautions that would be taken to host the convention:
“The shape of the epidemic is just simply going to be different, and hopefully it’s a lot better, but I think we’ll be able to make those decisions about what precautions need to be taken as you get closer. But to just rule out a convention at this stage, I think, is a mistake, so we’ve said we want to get to ‘yes’ on it, and I think we’ll be able to do it.”
Ironically, North Carolina Governor Cooper wouldn’t guarantee full attendance at the convention when 100’s of thousands of Americans gathered today for a protest. Does the governor really believe social distancing will be enforceable after a week of ignoring it because it’s suddenly “vital” to protest?
Tennessee and Georgia have also stepped up to say they would host the convention. The Governor of Tennessee Bill Lee said Nashville would be “the best place in America” for the convention, but the Democratic Mayor of Nashville John Cooper said they don’t have the funds to host the convention.
This is all smelling like politics from Democrats who don’t want to host Republicans.
President Trump tweeted out about his decision: