Mayor: ‘Absolutely Prepared To Call Off’ GOP Convention If Isaac Threatens TampaSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 19:45
Mayor: ‘Absolutely Prepared To Call Off’ GOP Convention If Isaac Threatens Tampa
August 22, 2012 11:32 AM
TAMPA (CBS Tampa/AP) — Tampa’s mayor warns that the Republican National Convention could be canceled if Tropical Storm Isaac heads for the city.
Mayor Bob Buckhorn told CNN that he is more concerned about the safety of his people than holding the convention.
“Absolutely we’re prepared to call it off,” Buckhorn explained to CNN. “I mean, human safety and human life trumps politics. I think the RNC recognizes that.”
Buckhorn also added that the city has contingency plans ready in case of an emergency.
“I don’t think it’s going to be a factor in this particular convention,”