GOP chair cancels appearance at Aspen Ideas Festival
July 6, 2010
ASPEN – Republican Party chairman Michael Steele has canceled a planned appearance in Aspen.
The Aspen Institute says Steele called off his visit on Tuesday. He had been scheduled to appear at the Aspen Ideas Festival on Wednesday for a one-on-one conversation with former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards.
Steele is under fire after calling Afghanistan a “war of Obama’s choosing” and some Republicans have called for him to step down as chairman.
Bill Gates and Alan Greenspan are among other speakers scheduled at the week-long festival in Aspen.