Nashville Council Could Decline RNC Bid To Host

We could know by the end of the day Tuesday whether Milwaukee will win the competition to host the 2024 Republican National Convention by default.

Nashville Metro Council member Bob Mendes tells WISN’s “UpFront” that he and many of his colleagues oppose their city’s bid, due to safety concerns.

“The country is so polarized. There’s got to be as high a risk of a security incident as any convention and a half century. And I just don’t want to invite that into Nashville’s front yard.”

The Nashville Metro Council takes its first vote tomorrow on an agreement that would pave the way for the RNC, and Mendes says if it fails, that’s likely the end of the line for the city’s bid. Despite similar concerns from some people in Milwaukee, the Common Council voted unanimously last month to approve an agreement outlining the city’s obligations to host the convention.

Much like Milwaukee and Milwaukee County, President Joe Biden won in the city of Nashville and surrounding Davidson County in the 2020 election.