TravelGuides – Noem visits Mount Rushmore, slams Biden administration for blocking fireworks

TravelGuides – Noem visits Mount Rushmore, slams Biden administration for blocking fireworks

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem took intention at the Biden administration from Mount Rushmore Sunday after federal officers this 12 months rejected her bid to host a Fourth of July fireworks present on the famed monument.

“It’s a beautiful day. I really wish that we were able to have fireworks here this year – probably not gonna happen because of the Biden administration – but look at all the wonderful people still enjoying this monument to history,” she stated in a video posted on Twitter. 

Fireworks have been reintroduced at Mount Rushmore for the primary time since 2009 final 12 months below Donald Trump, however the National Park Service (NPS) denied Noem’s allow request earlier this 12 months. The NPS cited well being causes regarding coronavirus, wildfire dangers, environmental considerations, and ongoing development on the federal landmark — which isn’t set to be concluded by the Fourth of July.  

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Noem, a Republican, filed a lawsuit difficult the NPS resolution.

“After telling us they’d ‘circle back,’ the Biden Administration has not responded to our request to uphold the Memorandum Agreement between the State of South Dakota and the National Parks Service to host a safe and responsible national celebration and fireworks show,” Noem wrote.

A federal decide rejected the problem, ruling officers have been justified of their resolution.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 27, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held within the Hyatt Regency on February 27, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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But weeks after her bid was rejected to host the Independence Day fireworks show at Mount Rushmore, the Biden administration unveiled plans this month to host an identical show on the White House.

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“What a hypocrite. President @JoeBiden wants “a summer season of freedom” where we “mark independence from the virus by celebrating with occasions throughout the nation,” Noem tweeted on June 15. “Translation: fireworks are advantageous on the White House, however not at Mount Rushmore.”

The White House said it would host an Independence Day event with essential workers and military service members to celebrate progress in the nationwide vaccination campaign and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

More than 1,000 guests are expected to attend. 

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“We welcome you to hitch us by internet hosting your individual occasions to honor our freedom, salute those that have been serving on the frontlines, and have fun our progress in preventing this pandemic,” the White House stated in an e mail.

Fox News’ Thomas Barrabi contributed to this report

TravelGuides – Noem visits Mount Rushmore, slams Biden administration for blocking fireworks