(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) A Nashville-area florist refused to provide flowers for a Republican National Committee event, citing Republicans as the cause of the city’s recent Christian school shooting, despite the fact that it was committed by a transgender extremist.
The owners of the FLWR Shop in Belle Meade, Tennessee, said in a statement that they “immediately declined” to service the event, which will be attended by former President Donald Trump, among others, Fox News reported.
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They have also spent their time telling others “in the Nashville event industry to say no to taking money or jobs from the Republican Party until they begin to make the changes to gun laws that most Americans are calling for.”
According to the owners, the RNC’s general pro-gun policy is to blame for the March 27 transgender terrorist attack at Covenant School, which killed three adults and three young children.
“At this moment, I cannot ignore the work the RNC has done to create this tragedy and so many others like it,” the owner said.
The Republican Party, they wrote, “makes this problem worse,” citing gun law changes in Tennessee and noting that it is a misguided party with the wrong priorities.
“The Republican Party has wasted taxpayer money and precious legislative will on banning drag shows, rather than assault rifles that are being used to murder children in their classrooms,” they added.
According to a report from The Blaze, the RNC event in question is probably the RNC Donor Retreat, which will include Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence and other big-name Republicans.
Trump is going to Nashville next week to speak at RNC donor retreat, along with Pence and others, per invite. pic.twitter.com/4NcZOQ97dU
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) April 5, 2023
The owners ultimately concluded that, though they want to remain apolitical, the speakers involved at the event are beyond their “comfort level.”
“We have a lot of clients that are conservatives, and we respect their views and appreciate their business,” they wrote. “We feel like there is room in America for liberals, conservatives, and everyone in between. Unfortunately, this event and some of the speakers listed are beyond our comfort level.”