Could GOP Convention Move From North Carolina To Texas?
Could the GOP convention be moved from North Carolina to Texas this summer? According to the President, it's a possibility. President Trump is threatening to move the Republican National Convention away from Charlotte, North Carolina to another state with more relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. The convention is set to take place on August 24th through August 27th at the 20,000-capacity Spectrum Center. The Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's executive order currently bans mass gatherings like the Republican National Convention in the state. The President voiced his anger during a series of tweets on Monday:
The Republican National Convention brings a potential 50,000 to the Charlotte-area and is a huge economic boost, according to ABC 11 News. The President says without a guarantee that the RNC can fill the arena, he will consider moving the convention to a state with eased coronavirus restrictions. Some of the states that may fit the bill? According to Vice President Mike Pence, the president is looking at a variety of different states. During an interview with the Fox News Channel, Pence suggested Florida, Texas, or Georgia as potential new locations for the Republican National Convention.