Republican Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota is taking the Biden administration to court over its refusal to allow fireworks at Mount Rushmore to celebrate Independence Day.
Saying that the Biden administration has refused to reply to multiple state requests to collaborate and find a way to hold the event, the state is asking the U.S. District Court, for the District of South Dakota Central Division, to “expeditiously” issue a permit allowing the event to be held, according to Fox News. The suit was filed Friday.
“Mount Rushmore is the very best place to celebrate America’s birthday and all that makes our country special,” Noem wrote. “After telling us they’d ‘circle back,’ the Biden Administration has not responded to our request to uphold the Memorandum Agreement between the State of South Dakota and the National Parks Service to host a safe and responsible national celebration and fireworks show.”
Noem said the