Republican Convention Feud Escalates as Officials Weigh New Site
Republicans said Tuesday night that they were moving President Trump’s convention speech out of Charlotte, N.C., and to another city, after coming to a stalemate with Democratic officials in the state about safety and crowd size restrictions because of the coronavirus.
Michael Ahrens, communications director of the Republican National Committee, said that “the celebration of the president’s acceptance of the Republican nomination will be held in another city.” But Republican officials also said they could still hold other convention business in Charlotte, so as not to break a formal contract they signed with the city more than two years ago.
In an implicit condemnation of the social distancing regulations that North Carolina’s Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, has insisted upon, Mr. Ahrens added that “should the governor allow more than 10 people in a room, we still hope …continued .
[Source: New York Times]