And this guy is nominally a Republican?
(WPRI) There will be no Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Smith Hill this year.
A spokeswoman for Gov. Lincoln Chafee tells Eyewitness News the tree will be on display at the State House as usual, and is in the process of being decorated. However, the governor will not be hosting a formal lighting ceremony.
Instead, local school choruses will be invited to sing at the State House in a series of concerts leading up to Christmas.
If you remember, Chafee refused to call it a Christmas tree last year, referring to it as a “holiday tree.” One of the comments is perfect
All I want to know is since they are trying to separate church from state as to not offend people, will the Governors office be closed on Christmas Day to assist the people from Rhode Island? just saying….
Good point. If people like Chafee refuse to acknowledge the reason for the season, then they should be working on Christmas, which falls on a Tuesday this year. They should refuse all holiday pay, and not get an extra day off. Nor leave work early on Christmas Eve.