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Virginia health official seeks to stop Friday Trump rally

Added 09-24-20 07:57:01pm EST - “A Virginia health official is seeking to block a planned campaign rally for President Trump Friday evening, citing a "severe public health threat."” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Virginia health official seeks to stop Friday Trump rally”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Virginia health official is seeking to block a planned campaign rally for President Trump Friday evening, citing a "severe public health threat."

Natasha Dwamena, district director for the Department of Public Health, wrote in a letter Thursday the rally would break Gov. Ralph Northam's (D-Va.) executive order that generally bans gatherings larger than 250 people, the Associated Press reported.

She addressed the letter to a private company that leases the aircraft hangar where the rally is slated to take place.

The rally on Friday is expected to draw nearly 4,000 attendees, as Dwamena argues the event should be scaled down or canceled to comply with Northam's order.

"The rally poses a concerning public health risk," Dwamena said in the letter, adding that airport officials in the state are reminded they have "the authority to enforce" Virginia's laws.

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