Republicans in Minnesota who invited a controversial Nevada lawmaker to speak at their upcoming convention had to find a new venue to host their event.
Neil Lynch, who serves as chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota said this morning the controversy over the appearance by Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore at their convention next weekend triggered the event to be moved.
Fiore generated headlines when she featured armed family members in her Christmas card, and when she later said she would like to shoot Syrian refugees in the head.
As detailed in a previous post, Fiore will be the keynote speaker at the Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota's 2016 Convention on January 23. The Republican Liberty Caucus is an affiliate organization of the Republican Party of Minnesota.
Lynch wrote in an email announcing the change in venue that he was notified by the owners of the Celtic Junction in St. Paul last Sunday that they could not have their convention at the Celtic Junction.
The convention will now be held at the Mermaid Event Center in Mounds View.
While Lynch noted in his email that his organization defends "the rights of the Celtic Junction's ownership to utilize their property and operate their business as they choose," he was also critical of the "political correctness" which he claims forced the change in the convention location.
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