2020 Republican National Convention

2020 Republican National Convention

Abby Phillips, Staff Writer

The Republican National Convention is a convention held every four years in which the delegates of the Republican Party select their party’s final choice for the presidential and vice presidential nominees. This year the RNC was held from August 24th to August 27th.

Some of the key speakers included U.S. Senator Matt Gaetz, Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones, Charlie Kirk, and Donald Trump Jr, who spoke on Monday, August 24. First Lady Melania Trump, U.S. Senator Rand Paul, Abby Johnson, and Nicholas Sandmann all gave speeches on Tuesday, August 25. Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, and U.S. Representative Daniel Crenshaw spoke on Wednesday, August 26, and President Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, Ivanka Trump, and Ann Dorn gave speeches on Thursday, August 27.

South Carolina also had two speakers to represent our state at the RNC.

Former Governor and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke about the difficulty she had defending America to the United Nations and the importance of protecting America’s core values of liberty, self-government, equality, and individualism. In addition to this, she mentioned how South Carolina came together after the Charleston church shooting instead of creating violence after the tragedy. Towards the end of her speech, she stated her well-known catchphrase, “Even on our worst day, we are blessed to live in America.”

Tim Scott, a U.S. Senator for South Carolina, spoke about wanting to live in a society that creates success. During his speech, he expounded on how he was living out the American dream. One statement that Scott said that resonated with viewers was, “Our family went from Cotton to Congress in one lifetime.” Scott expressed how significant an education was for him and why he supports school choice. Along with this he stated the importance of policies that will cut people’s taxes, “especially for single-parent households like the one I grew up in,” voiced Scott.

The overall theme at the Republican National Convention was about making sure America would always be a place of freedom for everyone in our society, keeping our economy strong, and putting everyday Americans first.