Night 2 RNC speakers pump up crowd

Published 9:17 am Thursday, July 21, 2016

CLEVELAND–– On the second night of the Republican National Convention, speakers who took the stage inside the convention hall at Quicken Loans Arena had no shortage of heat thrown at presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, all while pushing Donald Trump’s agenda.

“Over the years, Hillary Clinton has done a lot of things and said a lot of things to show why she should not be president of the United States,” U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, said in his speech to the crowd. “But how she treated and what she did with government secrets when she was secretary of state, and what she said about what she did before and after she got caught completely sums up her case for the presidency.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke about President Obama vetoing items such as the Keystone Pipeline and the de-funding of Planned Parenthood, saying that Trump would sign them.

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“If Hillary is president, we’ll continue to slide,” he said during his speech. “If Hilary Clinton is our president, nothing will change.”

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, said Trump is the right leader to get the country on the right track, as opposed to Clinton.

“Our border must be secured, our nation must be strong and we must defeat the terrorists. We must restore law and order and support our courageous law enforcement officers,” he said. “…He (Trump) has the strength, he has the courage and he will get it done. He and the American people share a common goal and together, we will make America great again.”

For U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, of New York, a Hillary Clinton administration would offer no differences to Obama.

“We will either make America great again,” he said in his speech. “Or travel down the path of a third Obama term.”

Smith said that China and Mexico have been stealing America’s jobs, robbing children of the American dream.

“It’s time to take our great country back, the United States of America,” he said to the crowd. “…President Trump is going to build a wall and secure our borders, President Trump is going to defeat terrorism and make our country safe again and President Trump is going to bring back our stolen jobs. Donald Trump is not only a candidate, Donald Trump is a movement.”

For approximately 20 minutes, New Jersey governor Chris Christie used his speech to accuse Clinton of crimes involving foreign affairs in Libya, Nigeria, China, Syria, Russia, Cuba and Iran, asking the crowd if she is innocent or guilty. “Guilty,” the crowd yelled back each time he asked. Chants of “lock her up” roared from the crowd as well during Christie’s speech, as he continued talking about Clinton as a criminal.

“Hillary Clinton cared more about protecting her own secrets than she did about protecting America’s secrets,” Christie said in his speech. “…We didn’t disqualify her from being the president of the United States, the facts of her life and career disqualified her.”

Christie continued.

“Four years of Hillary Clinton will bring all of the failures of the Obama administration, but with less charm and more lies,” he said. “…Our obligation is to stop Hillary Clinton now, and never let her get within 10 miles of the White House again… It’s time to come together and make sure that Donald Trump is the next president of the United States.”

Other notable Tuesday night RNC speakers included House Speaker Paul Ryan, Donald Trump’s children, Tiffany Trump and Donald Trump Jr., and Ben Carson.