Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan issued the following statement on the cancellation of the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, FL:
“We understand and support President Trump’s decision to cancel our Party’s convention celebration in Jacksonville due to the safety concerns the virus situation has created. As always, health and safety are a priority for our president and Party.
“While the event may have been cancelled, this in no way slows down our enthusiasm, or plans, for re-electing President Trump, Vice President Pence and electing Tommy Tuberville as our new U.S. Senator.
“We are deeply grateful to our delegation for their flexibility and patience these last several months. Their passion to serve and represent our Party is to be commended. I look forward to working with them in the coming months to Keep America Great and bring home a big win for President Trump, Tommy Tuberville and our Alabama candidates.
“On a personal note, I want to thank our ALGOP staff for their amazing around the clock work on all of our details as we planned for the convention celebration. Our special events director, Shannon Whitt, gallantly led our team. I also appreciate the partnership of ALGOP RNC Members Vicki Drummond and Paul Reynolds along with Delegation Chairman Andrew Sorrell.
“We will now use this time in Alabama to refocus all of our energies on November 3rd when we will re-claim the U.S. Senate seat and vote to return President Trump to the White House.”