Kristi Noem is suing the Interior department after it denied a permit for celebrating the 4th of July at Mount Rushmore:
THE HILL – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) on Friday sued the Biden administration over its decision not to allow Independence Day fireworks at Mount Rushmore this year.
“Mount Rushmore is the very best place to celebrate America’s birthday and all that makes our country special,” Noem said in a statement announcing the suit. “We are asking the court to enjoin the Department of Interior’s (DOI) denial of the fireworks permit and order it to issue a permit for the event expeditiously.”
An Interior Department spokesperson declined to comment on the lawsuit.
The Hill first reported in March that the National Park Service (NPS) had rejected the state’s request to hold fireworks at the national memorial, citing health risks, including those associated with the coronavirus pandemic, and opposition from Native American tribes.
“Potential risks to the park itself and to the health and safety of employees and visitors associated with the fireworks demonstration continue to be a concern and are still being evaluated as a result of the 2020 event,” NPS regional director Herbert Frost wrote at the time. “In addition, the park’s many tribal partners expressly oppose fireworks at the Memorial.”
“These factors, compiled with the COVID-19 pandemic, do not allow a safe and responsible fireworks display to be held at this site,” he added.
They did it last year with Trump and everything was great. Now we’ve got vaccines and many will have gotten them by July, so what’s the big problem?
Biden clearly just wants to keep as much of the country closed down and in fear so he can transform it, as Ben Shapiro says:
Biden is prolonging pandemic panic in order to provide a lever for massive social change. It's that simple. https://t.co/i1gXDEE6pH
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 28, 2021
Joe Biden is a one-term president. Which means he is attempting to ram through everything he can for the sake of his legacy before he loses Congress in 2022, consequences be damned. And which also means he will prolong pandemic panic in order to do so.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 29, 2021