CHARLOTTE – Governor Roy Cooper may have run the convention itself out of town, but it appears the Queen City will still host some official business for the 2020 RNC. The Republican National Committee voted to conduct official meetings in Charlotte while President Donald Trump receives the nomination, and the massive political party that goes with it, in another state.
“[…] “The RNC’s Executive Committee has voted unanimously to allow the official business of the national convention to continue in Charlotte,” said a statement from Michael Ahrens, the RNC’s communications director. “Many other cities are eager to host the president’s acceptance of the nomination, and we are currently in talks with several of them to host that celebration.”
Republican officials visited Nashville on Thursday and plan to tour other major cities in the coming days.
The RNC’s top considerations to host Trump include Orlando, Florida; Jacksonville, Florida; New Orleans, Dallas and Phoenix.
For the last week, the national party has sought to placate Trump with reassurances he’ll be able to speak to a full capacity crowd, while simultaneously working to uphold its agreement with the city of Charlotte.
Gov. Roy Cooper has fought with Trump privately and publicly by refusing to commit to lifting terms of an executive order he signed limiting indoor gatherings to 10 people. […]”
And just think, because Cooper says “we don’t know what August will look like” we could very well be all open for business by the time it rolls around. Then, the motivations of this social distancing equivocation will lay in starker contrast for all to see.