RNC: We have plan for Isaac
By: Katie Glueck
August 23, 2012 07:41 AM EDT
The Republican National Committee has “contingency plans” should tropical storm Isaac impact the GOP convention in Tampa next week but a spokesman on Thursday wasn’t revealing details.
“We do have contingency plans to deal with weather-related and other circumstances that may occur to ensure that … the business can go on at the RNC and Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will become our nominees, and that the safety of the folks here attending it and in the Tampa Bay community are taken care of,” said RNC communications director Sean Spicer on CNN’s “Starting Point.”
Spicer didn’t elaborate on the specifics of the contingency plans.
His comments came a day after Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said that while the city was prepared for severe weather, public safety will be the first priority — even if that means canceling, delaying or moving the convention.
Spicer said on CNN that canceling the convention wasn’t an option. “There is no such thing as canceling,” Spicer said.