Following a 6:45 p.m. conference call, organizers of the Republican National Convention have decided to cancel Monday’s events due to the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac.
The convention will start officially on Monday as planned; however, immediately after gaveling in, the convention will recess.
RNC's Priebus says "The Republican National Convention will convene on Monday…and immediately recess until Tuesday afternoon…#GOP2012
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) August 25, 2012
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) August 25, 2012
Looks like Occupy crowd won't get a chance to protest the GOP convention on Mon. Will they take the opportunity to bathe or look for a job?
— Demetrius Minor (@dminor85) August 25, 2012
I wonder if all of the Occupy folks will be out in the rain and wind Monday night, protesting an empty convention center.
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) August 25, 2012
God's trying to tell us something, y'all. Namely, don't hold a major party convention in Florida during the height of hurricane season.
— Sunny (@sunnyright) August 25, 2012
I bet Cleveland is looking really good as a convention choice right about now.
— andrew kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 25, 2012
Mitt Romney and Donna Brazile find common ground.
The safety of those in Isaac's path is of the utmost importance. I applaud those in Tampa making appropriate schedule changes. #GOP2012
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) August 25, 2012
As a native of the hurricane region in America, I sincerely applaud the RNC's decision to delay the start of the convention. #Safety first.
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) August 26, 2012