An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday, June 16, quickly rejected a lawsuit seeking to block President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa this week unless it adheres to social distancing guideline due to the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic.
The suit, filed earlier in the day by two attorneys representing local groups, sought an injunction forcing the company managing the venue to adhere to the public safety measures out of concern that the rally could be a “super spreader event.” It was denied by Judge Rebecca Nightingale, according to The Washington Post.
“As currently planned, the event will endanger not only the health of the guests in attendance and the plaintiffs, but the entire Tulsa community and any community to which the guests may afterward travel,” the lawsuit claimed.
The rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday, June 20, has received the largest number of ticket requests—more than 1 million, for any of the president’s events. It is currently scheduled to take place in the BOK Center, which seats 19,000 people. Rallygoers will receive temperature checks, hand sanitizers, and masks at the event, the campaign said.
Before entering each guest will get:
There will be precautions for the heat and bottled water as well.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 15, 2020
Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday said that the Trump campaign is considering “outside activities” and a different venue in the city for the rally in order to accommodate a larger crowd, reported the Daily Caller.
“We’ve had such an overwhelming response that we’re also looking at another venue. We’re also looking at outside activities and I know the campaign team will keep the public informed as that goes forward,” Pence said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.”
“One of the reasons we chose Oklahoma is because Oklahoma has done such a remarkable job in reopening their state,” he added. “The good news is that all 50 states and the territories in this country are now reopened to one degree or another. We’re seeing across the board in the country hospitalizations are declining. Most importantly, our fatalities are declining, but in the state of Oklahoma, we’ve really seen a tremendous amount of progress.”