(PresidentialInsider.com)- Republican Governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem is taking the fight straight to President Biden, suing his administration for cancelling their Independence Day fireworks at Mount Rushmore.
The cancelation of the event is widely considered to be an effort to spite President Donald Trump and his supporters who enjoyed a spectacular event in the summer of 2020, complete with speeches from the president and other major Republican figures.
Announcing the lawsuit on Twitter, the firebrand Republican governor said that she is demanding that the court stop the banning of their fireworks permit and “expeditiously” grant authorization for the celebration of America’s founding to go ahead.
“Mount Rushmore is the very best place to celebrate America’s birthday and all that makes our country special,” she said.
Noem also slipped in a dig at White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki who is notorious for not answering questions, adding that the Administration initially told her they would “circle back” – only to ignore their request to uphold the Memorandum of Agreement between the National Parks Service and the state of South Dakota to host a safe fireworks show this year.
The new lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota Central Division, claiming that Biden’s administration has “departed from precedent and reneged on this agreement without any meaningful explanation.”
The suit asked the court to “enjoin the denial of the fireworks permit and order [the Department of Interior] to issue a permit for the event expeditiously.”
Noem is demanding that the Biden administration uphold the agreement with the National Parks Service agreed in 2019 that allows them to host celebrations following a decade of prohibition of fireworks at the national landmark site.
This year, the National Park Service mysteriously rejected the plans, saying it would pose “potential risks to the park itself and to the health and safety of employees and visitors” – despite the fact the event was held without incident last year.
The White House has refused to comment so far…