The Presidential election is slowly coming to the forefront of many voters’ minds.
Right now, polls show Joe Biden leading President Trump.
But then Mike Pence threw a giant curveball into 2020 with one announcement on Fox News.
In an interview on Fox News, Vice President Mike Pence doubled-down on the President’s threat to move the Republican Convention out of Charlotte, North Carolina because Democrat Governor Roy Cooper is dragging his feet on reopening the state’s economy.
“It’s an issue we’ve been talking about, Pete, because these national convection conventions literally take many months to organize and prepare, and you know, there are states around the country — we think of Texas, we think of Florida, Georgia, the last two states I visited last week – that have made tremendous progress on reopening their communities and reopening their economies.
“And I think the president is absolutely intent on ensuring that as we see our nation continue to make steady progress on putting the coronavirus epidemic in the past. That come this August, we’ll be able to come together in a safe and responsible venue and renominate President Donald trump for four more years,” Pence told Fox News.
Governor Cooper ignored scientific data that made it clear North Carolina was safe to reopen and instead won’t move to a second phase of reopening – that would allow bars and gyms to reopen – until June 26.
Currently, gatherings over 10 people are prohibited in North Carolina.
Many Trump supporters see politics at play.
North Carolina is a swing state and Democrats, like Governor Cooper, want to prevent the President from winning the state by blocking his ability to hold a four day rally in Charlotte this August.
Pence stepped up the pressure on Governor Cooper to actually follow the science and data, which would allow for a quicker reopening in North Carolina.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.