South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem sued the Biden administration on Friday for canceling a planned July 4 fireworks display at Mount Rushmore.
The Republican governor is asking a judge to order that a permit be granted “expeditiously” so the Independence Day celebration can be held at the iconic national monument, Fox News first reported.
“Mount Rushmore is the very best place to celebrate America’s birthday and all that makes our country special,” the federal court filing says.
“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.”
Earlier this month, the National Park Service denied a request by the Mount Rushmore State to reprise last year’s fireworks show, which followed a speech by then-President Donald Trump and marked the first pyrotechnics there since 2009.
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