They’re not giving up.
The group of Washington residents trying to strip the Trump International Hotel of its liquor license said Monday that the city’s liquor board made a mistake last week when it declined to review their case. They argue President Trump is violating D.C. law because he does not have the “good character” required of liquor license holders.
The D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board cited a technicality in its decision, noting that the character of liquor license owners is not reviewed at will, but when liquor licenses are issued, transferred or renewed.
But a lawyer for the residents says that on at least one other occasion, the liquor board held an at hearing outside of those specified times to review the license of someone accused of violating a different provision of the same statute.