After President Donald Trump announced that the Republican National Committee (RNC) convention was not going to be held in North Carolina because Gov. Roy Cooper refused to guarantee the use of the Spectrum Arena in Charlotte, the thought of moving the RNC convention to Florida became a real possibility.
“Had long planned to have the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, a place I love. Now, @NC_Governor Roy Cooper and his representatives refused to guarantee that we can have use of the Spectrum Arena. Spend millions of dollars, have everybody arrive, and….then tell them they will not be able to gain entry,” stated President Trump
Vice president Mike Pence has already expressed his support for the move to the Sunshine State, and with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) having already spoken with President Trump about having the RNC land in Florida, the cities of Jacksonville and Orlando are now in the running to possibly hold the convention.
Rep. Brian Mast (R) told The Floridian that he would “love” for Florida to host the event. Rep. Mast (pictured) also said that just last week, he and Reps. Michael Waltz (R) and Greg Posey (R) brought up the move to Florida while they were traveling on Air Force One.
Gov. DeSantis, one of Trump’s biggest allies, said last week that the state of Florida was a natural fit for the event and that it was ready to host the event.
“We want to host it. I think late August. We’re going to be ready to do that. And obviously, his (Trump) government can tell us what we need to do to make sure it’s safe, but I think, I think we should do it,” said DeSantis “It’ll be a huge, huge economic boon for the state. And I think that they’re losing patience with North Carolina, and if they don’t get the answers that at least the state will work with them, then I did they are looking elsewhere.”
Other possible cities being considered are Nashville, Las Vegas, and Atlanta, but it looks as if Florida is the “natural fit” as DeSantis said.