Houston Mayor Cancels GOP Convention Amid COVID-19 Spike | NowThis

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A GOP convention scheduled to take place in Houston, TX, has been canceled — listen to Mayor Sylvester Turner’s moving explanation

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In US news and current events today, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has cancelled the 2020 GOP Convention set to take place in Houston, Texas amid a rising Texas COVID spike. The current Texas coronavirus caseload and Texas COVID spikes have been a cause of concern for the Republican Convention 2020 for months now, as the Republican party plans to go full steam ahead with an in person 2020 GOP Convention amid the Texas COVID-19 spike. The decision of Mayor Turner stems from memories of his mother, who was a hotel worker, some of the most vulnerable essential workers who would be in danger of COVID without social distancing.

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22 comments

JoeThePrepper September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

But Walmart can stay open

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Lou Bae September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Sylvester Turner did you told your mother that. “ George Floyd was positive Covi19 And relatives or friends and black life matters. Might be contagious with Covi19 and spread the 🦠 virus why you didn’t stop those protesters in Houston Texas you are a very irresponsible mayor and you didn’t give the. Raise to fire fighters 🧯 in front line with Covi19. That why the numbers are High

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Brenda Raus September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

That "judge" is as crooked as they come, he needs to be removed from the bench!

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Maureen Nolan September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Shame on County Judge Mark Keough.

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Maureen Nolan September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

I am so glad u have done the right thing, Mayor Turner.

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American Pie September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

The GOP Convention is in Jax fl and the Democrat marxist mayor of Houston cant touch this… Marxist must go to Gitmo !

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Stephentheobdurate Van Buskirk September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

It say a lot about our country that this Mayor is more responsible to the people he represents than the President of the United states is to the American people. He should be Pesident.

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Crystalised Being September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Such little deaths with the best & more testing than all around the world.

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Crystalised Being September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Say that to antifa & blm.hipocrates.thats were the spreading came from.scared of trump winning.

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Eric Peanuts September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Somebody with common sense and a heart..

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marquis international September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

OMG. A black mayor cancelling the largest racist frat party in the world. Mr mayor I hope you have thick skin and extra security.

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w5winston September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

When will that stupid state go blue….? (They were a 'republic' for about 5min….)

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Mary Chela September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

So the protesters can go and stay in public ?? Painted the streets , stopped traffic not only in the city but in high roads states, wao I think people are losing common sense today

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Elizabeth G Enat-Hung September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Any time a car salesman wants to sell you on something, be aware! But if that same car salesman is also a preacher…. Then you had better Run Away!

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Nixer Doyle September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Trump has gone from mismanaging the Covid-19 response to virtually ignoring it. Meanwhile, thousands continue to die.

I lived in Houston for a few years, not all that long ago. I'm back in my home country of Australia now, but missed America terribly until Covid-19. Now I'm grateful to be in Aus, where the death toll is 109. And in my state of 5.5 million people, six deaths.

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Norman Silver September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Congratulations Mr Mayor. Good smart thinking for the sake of citizens health.

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D Walte September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Meanwhile The Who says 99% cases mild liars open the fric up this turned into a weapon for democrats against the people

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Omer Sheikh September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Stupid judge for stupid party. Idiots

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Alexa Penn September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

All riiiight! now this is what an elected official should do as a leader and a human being!! good for him! when’s he running for President! 🙂 🌷✨🌿🌸🌱🌼🌷🌈

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Tae All Day September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Yes Sir. Someone doing their job for once. You know Houston could have used that money, but he put the people first.

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Odette Redd September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Go to Florida with their crazy Trump Governor.

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Medyati Oktarina September 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm

Wise guy making smart decision.

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