On Tuesday, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem slammed President Joe Biden, calling him a “hypocrite” for planning his own Fourth of July celebrations at the White House after denying her state a fireworks display at Mount Rushmore.
Gov. Noem tweeted, “What a hypocrite. President @JoeBiden wants ‘a summer of freedom’ where we ‘mark independence from the virus by celebrating with events across the country.”
Sharing a photo of the White House 4th of July announcement, Noem added, “Translation: fireworks are fine at the White House, but not at Mount Rushmore.”
What a hypocrite. President @JoeBiden wants "a summer of freedom" where we "mark independence from the virus by celebrating with events across the country."
Translation: fireworks are fine at the White House, but not at Mount Rushmore. pic.twitter.com/kHHqkHqlBk
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) June 15, 2021
Mount Rushmore Fireworks Denied
The National Park Service had denied a request in March by South Dakota to have a fireworks event at Mount Rushmore.
The NPS cited potential health risks to employees and visitors as part of their reason for denying the request.
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NPS Regional Director Herbert Frost wrote to South Dakota tourism officials, “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.”
Frost added, “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,” Frost concluded.
Mount Rushmore is the very best place to celebrate America’s birthday and all that makes our country special. That’s why I’m suing the Biden Administration for reneging on our agreement. https://t.co/L8hRDW8yWM
— Kristi Noem (@KristiNoem) April 30, 2021
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Noem Tried To Sue Biden Administration
Gov. Noem sued the Biden administration after South Dakota’s request was denied.
Noem’s lawsuit stated, “The letter made no attempt to quantify or otherwise characterize the risk level for this year’s planned event or how it differed from the risk level for the exact same event last year, which [the Interior Department] approved.”
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Noem said when she announced her lawsuit against the administration, “Mount Rushmore is the very best place to celebrate America’s birthday and all that makes our country special.”
The governor added, “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.”
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Everyone knows if South Dakota was run by a Democrat, there could have been a fireworks show.
In my opinion, Joe Biden is playing politics with the 4th of July. He knows it. His handlers know it. The American people know it. 2022 AND 2024 CANNOT COME SOON ENOUGH
Plugs biden is an A hole racist!
It's not too late. Move it to Crazy Horse! That's privately owned and they would probably welcome the publicity and revenue.
I'd much rather celebrate the Fourth of July by watching the fireworks over Mount Rushmore rather than over the communist run government we now have in the White House. If they televise that, I'll change the channel or turn off my TV because I don't want to condone the big LIE being portrayed by the Democrats. They don't give a rats pitootie for this country or for the citizens of this country. To me, that's their personal celebration that they managed to steal an election and are now working on transforming this country into a Socialist nation. So why should anybody celebrate that?
Here ya go Kristi, knock yourself out!
South Dakota law saw that retail fireworks can be sold, and fireworks can be discharged, from June 27 until July 5. And as a heads up, the law says you can't buy them between midnight and 7:00 AM. Also, you can't light-off fireworks in state and national parks in South Dakota.
Have them without a permit. See what they do.
You probably CAN'T REMEMBER writing your post.
But we all can remember Trump kissing Putin's arse and not believing his own intelligence agencies at the Helsinki summit.
Nice going 45! Can you hear "guest" lauding your despicable, traitorous behavior?
Biden probably CAN'T REMEMBER what he dictated to republican states regarding the 4th of July. He can't remember talking to Putin.
Have it at the Mar-a-Lago Club if you want to see real fireworks.
They are only denying it because President Trump wanted to have an event there.
Every state in the Union needs to sue the biden's administration. He hasn't kept any promises he made and he has destroyed everything Trump did that made this country great. All he has done is divide this country more. He stopped the pipeline from finishing where over 50,000 jobs were lost. He has a crisis at the border, also because he destroyed Trump's agreement with Mexico and invited everyone to enter our country, including criminals, drug and human traffickers. I could go on and on, but most people on here know what I am talking about.
You really love that trump guy.
Your screen name is NoGodsNoMaster, yet you are nothing but a cheap parasite slave of your idiotic, leftist dementia masters, repeating exactly the fantasy that your Marxist-Fascist hybrid masters have manufactured out of thin air. Your cheap gaslighting tries to convince us that we are who you are, so we become one like you, an anti-American fascist.
That's one of the tactics that ultra-repulsive pedophiles use to extract "consent" from their victims. By your own words, you are a repulsive parasite with not even a trace of independent thinking, none at all.
The hallmark of Trumpism as a political philosophy is the immediate abandonment of any principle, allegiance, or friendship the minute it is no longer politically convenient. That appears to have been adopted by his disciples, for the formerly ferocious defenders of police officers are now publicly insulting them after the police are forced to turn their batons on Trump’s supporters themselves.
Just as offensive to the Trumper mindset is any acknowledgment whatsoever of the appallingly violent consequences of their misbehavior; that is why they are crying crocodile tears about how honoring the Capitol Police has been “politicized” by Democrats and any discussion of the violence on January 6th at all is absolutely verboten among the increasingly fascistic members of the Trump wing.