For the second year in a row, the Biden Administration has refused to allow fireworks to celebrate Independence Day at one of our iconic landmarks, Mount Rushmore. This despite pleas from South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, who formally applied for a permit but was denied in March by faceless bureaucrats in the Parks Department who cited, “environmental concerns” and “objections from Native American tribes” in their rejection.
Noem is so intent on getting the celebration back to the landmark that on Friday she once again applied for a permit—for 2023. Presumably giving her ample time to sue when the “non-partisan'” Parks Department inevitably shoots her down once again.
I think we all know what is going on here. The Biden Administration is punishing Donald Trump for his massive, America-loving rally at Mount Rushmore on July 4, 2020—yes, with fireworks—while also letting Republican Gov. Noem know who’s the boss.