CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - City council members are questioning the decision to host the 2020 Republican National Convention following President Donald Trump's rally in Greenville.
On Wednesday, Trump supporters chanted "send her back,' referring to a Somali-born congresswoman Ilhan Omar, during the rally. On Friday, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles condemned the behavior.
In a series of tweets, Lyles said the behavior did not represent the values of our country and it only adds fuel to already tense political and racial relations. She says that type of behavior will not be allowed during the 2020 Republican National Convention.
Just one year ago Charlotte City Council voted six to five, approving the City of Charlotte to host the RNC.
Council Member Justin Harlow, who voted against the RNC last year, said in a tweet “If the RNC vote was redone today, I bet @CLTgov wouldn’t be hosting it. Would probably be a 7-4 vote against instead of 6-5 in favor. #CLTCC”
The Republican National Convention is scheduled for August 24-27, 2020.