Texas-style 'cancel culture' comes for GOP convention

Thursday, July 9, 2020
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Chad Groening, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

Texas flagA veteran of Republican politics in The Lonestar State is vowing to join a lawsuit if Houston’s mayor refuses to allow a state GOP convention.

The City of Houston announced July 8 it was cancelling the in-person state convention over concerns it would spread COVID-19, The Associated Press reported.

The state convention, set to kick off July 16 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, was cancelled after city attorneys cited language in the contract that was signed by Texas Republicans leaders.

“The public health concerns outweighed anything else," Mayor Sylvester Turner said Wednesday afternoon.

Cathie Adams, a former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, says the goal of Mayor Turner and others is simple: To keep Donald Trump out of the White House.

“It has nothing to do health. It has everything to do with politics,” she tells OneNewsNow. “And it's time to call a halt to it.”

The website for the convention center, which can be found here, includes a “Special Message on COVID-19” which states:

Currently, the convention center remains open for any events that choose to move forward at this time. The decision to postpone or cancel an event is at the discretion of show management, and the George R. Brown Convention Center and Houston First Corporation do not make any determinations on behalf of the event.

Adams

The website further states the facility has undergone “rigorous cleaning and sanitation measures” due to COVID-19 but event attendees are advised to “use their best judgement” if they feel sick, are age 60 and over, and have weakened immune systems.

The calendar of events includes only one July event, the GOP convention.

GOP leaders, who were planning safety measures for the event, have pointed out the City of Houston allowed thousands to gather for the funeral of George Floyd but Mayor Turner claims he is concerned about the well-being of Republican attendees coming to the city.

“And so now the tables are turned,” Adams observes.

Adams tells OneNewsNow she is aware of a Houston attorney who is preparing a lawsuit against the city and she plans to be involved in it.

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