NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A resolution opposing the selection of Nashville as the host city for the Republican National Convention in 2024 was withdrawn from consideration by its sponsor on the Metro Council at its Tuesday night meeting.
Councilmember Sharon Hurt said she was withdrawing her resolution voicing opposition to the RNC’s possible location in Nashville in two years, saying she would like to find “common ground” and “work together.”
“I am withdrawing not necessarily because not I am not passionate but more so because I am more passionate about working together and finding common ground,” Hurt said at the Tuesday night Metro Council meeting.
“I think it’s very, very important for us to work together for all of us who call Nashville and Tennessee home,” she said. “I have much much more to say but for now let me just say that while there is much that divides us there is also much that can, should, and-I pray-will bind us together under a powerful and loving God.”
Hurt’s resolution was the second piece of legislation the council was set to consider relating to the RNC. The other piece was a proposed contact for the event, which was pulled by its sponsor, putting the future of that event in jeopardy.
Councilman Bob Mendes recently urged Metro Councilmembers to organize against the contract, saying he was worried about violence.
Nashville is one of two cities being considered for the hosting. Milwaukee is the other contender.