Friday, August 7, 2020

Lawsuit Filed to Stop GOP Convention

A lawsuit on behalf of multiple Jacksonville business owners has an ambitious goal: stop the Trump campaign and RNC from holding its 2020 convention.

They argue that the mass gathering will be detrimental to Jacksonville’s 820,000 residents’ health amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Hot Air’s Karen Townsend reports on the status of the suit:

Some of the wording here is sounding pretty familiar, especially if you have watched the drama with the Republican Party of Texas’ state convention in Houston. Yesterday I updated my latest post on it to include the news that Mayor Sylvester has, in fact, canceled the convention. He cites a “clear and present danger to the health and well-being of convention attendees, workers, local hotel and restaurant owners and Houstonians”. The term “force majeure” is used. A clause in the contract allows one side to cancel for an occurrence out of its control. The definition included “epidemics in the City of Houston.” The lawsuit in Jacksonville states the convention will “constitute a nuisance.”

A Jacksonville attorney asked a judge Wednesday to require the GOP convention shrink to a smaller size with face masks and social distancing in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The convention is planned for Aug. 24-27 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. The arena holds 15,000 people though that amount of people are not expected to attend the convention. The lawsuit was filed in circuit court. Also cited is the fact that the arena is near a neighborhood with Black and older residents – those most at risk for the coronavirus.

The lawsuit wants the convention to be canceled. If not canceled, then the convention should not be bigger than 2,500 people. During a news conference on Tuesday, Mayor Lenny Curry told reporters that Gov. Ron DeSantis’s executive orders limit all venues like the arena to 50 percent occupancy limit. It is not clear if that restriction will be in place in August. As in Texas, the coronavirus is spiking in Florida right now.

Many lawmakers, including Senators Grassley, Mitt Romney, Lamar Alexander, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski have already declared they will not attend the convention, most due to health concerns. President Trump, during an interview with Greta Van Susteren, said he would consider a smaller convention as an acceptable compromise for holding the convention in Florida. He acknowledged it depends on the status of the coronavirus outbreak. Trump is expected to accept the party’s nomination in Jacksonville. He said the GOP is “flexible.”

Would you attend the GOP convention, or does it merely depend on the severity of the coronavirus in Florida? Share your thoughts with us below!

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Eva
Eva
28 days ago

NO PROBLEM, FORGET THE VIRUS, IT’S BEGINNING TO SOUND MORE AND MORE, LIKE
SOMETHING STINKS, IN THE STATE OF Jacksonville. The Show Must Go On, and Do Not
Change Republicans, the VENUE!!!!! Because No matter, where, “they”, will vilify and use the virus, for a political football!!!
Time To Wake Up, My Fellow Americans!!

Rose P
28 days ago
Reply to  Eva

Agree, I would go in a heart beat!!!!

Mark
Mark
27 days ago
Reply to  Eva

Maybe we should just start the Revolution and put Trump back in the White House when we are done wiping these Communists Criminals out. they won’t be around anymore to complain anyway.

jack stone
26 days ago
Reply to  Eva

invite me , I’ll go in a heartbeat ! Gotta wonder how many “local loonies” are in the jacksonville city council !? The wacked out liberal commie democrats destroyed our economy for power..Remember.Dr.” fauci voted for clinton..The total of EVERYTHING he has said is therefore BULL CRAP !! The guy hates the united States ,and LOVES socialism ! Wake up !! Democraps HATE us ! By THE way ,I am 80 plus years old and have fought for our nation USMC . (semper fi) to all my brothers..I am NOT threatened by the “flu” ! ( that is all this is) It’s the commies who are trying to ruin our nation..Scumbags all from within..

Daisy
Daisy
28 days ago

More machinations by the left. I would call them Democrats, but there aren’t any Democrats anymore. Just radical leftists who want to destroy this country.

Kurt
Kurt
28 days ago
Reply to  Daisy

Spot on Daisy !

Mark
Mark
27 days ago
Reply to  Daisy

the NWO doing their best to take over the WORLD and they can’t do it as long as the USA exists.

Luis Fioretti
Luis Fioretti
28 days ago

Eva, you are absolutely correct. More liberal BS. sick of it! Thank you for posting.

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
28 days ago

😂😂😂😂, FU communist POS’s

moriah
moriah
28 days ago

They knew when they put themselves up, that there was a pandemic going on. So Jackson should be required to honor their contract… just more BS…
God Bless Trump! God Bless America!!!

Mikey
Mikey
28 days ago

So now somebody needs to file a lawsuit against the Democratic convention on the same grounds.

Patricia
28 days ago
Reply to  Mikey

Definately! Or are we to believe they are immune to this virus?! If they want to try to cancel us, then we must cancel them on the same grounds, no more two tier crap!

Jude
Jude
28 days ago
Reply to  Mikey

Joe’s Basement only holds camera man, his wife, CNN & the applauds machine

Patricia
28 days ago

Isn’t it strange that those violent protesters are immune to this virus but Trumps rallies present a problem with this?! We all know it’s the dirty lying democrats and their fear of the Trump supporters winning in 2020! Well, they cannot fool the people with this weakened virus because they are using this garbage for their political agendas! With all the hypocracy, dirty lies and tricks they have pulled, why do their supporters think they would be exempt from their evil tyranicle leadership and actually think they would protect them?!

Kurt
Kurt
28 days ago
Reply to  Patricia

You’re absolutely right Patricia, the people(Not hardcore leftists)are not fooled any longer by the media or other Democrat skewing & outright lies !

jack stone
26 days ago
Reply to  Patricia

they are SO dumb,they can’t see how DEEPLY they have been conned..These “idiots” don’t realize what socialism REALLY IS..Here they are blocking speech they don’t like,and somehow think that won’t happen to them IF the commies actually take over. I can just imagine it..(“but,but,this is America,and I am free to say what I want) OOPS..to the gulag with you ! That IS how stupid they are !

Bidenlost2020
28 days ago

Yup the Coronavirus is kicking into high gear again if you ask the Trump haters. how about we save bunch time and head aches just hand Trump 4 more years so Joe Biden does not destroy America with help from the idiot low life Democrats

Neverbeenbetter
Neverbeenbetter
28 days ago

No issue with 7,500 attending or businesses requiring masks for those inside their “stores.” Should comply with distancing, mask wearing, and hygiene. Afraid? Don’t go, stay home, close your business. It’s your individual choice. The virus won’t travel from the convention to your distant residence.

Pat
Pat
28 days ago

Why not call it a protest? Everyone knows protesting does not spread the virus!

Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
28 days ago
Reply to  Pat

Yes , it’ll be the 2020 protest the democrap
party venue !!! Should fly just fine…

mike
28 days ago

WoW! what a susprise, a law suit to stop a republican venue. Using CV-19 as an excuse.
Yes I would attend.

Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
28 days ago
Reply to  mike

I’ll be there protesting this Marxist left wing
communist agenda supporting Trump !!!
4 more years please!!!

Margie Ann Lawrence
28 days ago

Yes, I would proudly attend the convention. I would wear a TRUMP mask.

stephen barrette
28 days ago

Sounds like the commie left is running scared to me.

Linda
Linda
27 days ago

Please name the apparently liberal owners of the business’s that are trying to stop the convention so we conservatives know which ones to refuse to spend any of our money at. If there is any damage to their property it won’t be from the Trump supporters.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
27 days ago

Find other locale & FL loses $$$$ alone, Hoorah Jacksonville Losing $$$

Galt-Taggert-2020
Galt-Taggert-2020
27 days ago

I’m more concerned about deaths caused by arson, looting and ‘peaceful’ protesters than I am from the virus.

jack stone
26 days ago

the DEMONCRAP “party IS totally a communist organization..There is no longer any doubt ! Just read Alinsky,Kafka,Mao,”dreams of my father”(obammy),as well as the MANY writings of the communist left ! The United States Of America IS the ONLY nation on the planet that is presently, TRULY FREE ! Ask yourself why so many people risk their lives to get here. They leave EVERYTHING behind for the hope that America represents. The commies, cannot handle it. They KNOW how sick and corrupt they are,but as Nikita Krushchev CLEARLY stated “we will bury you without firing a shot”..We Will corrupt your children,your schools,and finally your nation ! We Will accomplish this through your teachers and professors. JFK Laughed..How “funny” is that NOW !!??You love this country? you better be ready to fight to the death,because these anti American socialist/communist fools think they will just”roll” over us..Hug your babies,and prepare for war !

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