USS Alabama Battleship Commission have cancelled an upcoming event where former President Donald J.Trump was scheduled to be the keynote speaker.
The even which was supposed to take place on July 4th weekend, was deemed members of the commission as “a partisan political event, rather than just a patriotic event.”
“After the request was made, then there was contact with the Republican Party. They contacted us and then it became apparent that it was going to be a partisan political event, rather than just a patriotic event planned for that evening,” commission chairman Bill Tunnell said, according to WPMI-TV.
The commissioners reportedly sent off a request for advice from state Attorney General Steve Marshall, who sent a reply back informing the commission that its request came too late for any formal statement to be made. However, the attorney general said parks may allow political speakers, provided access be “available for all political parties and candidates on an equal basis.”