Republican National Convention: Featured speakers and how to watch

By: - August 24, 2020 11:45 am

President Donald Trump arrives to deliver a speech to workers at a Whirlpool manufacturing facility on Aug. 6, 2020, in Clyde, Ohio. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, went live 7 a.m. Aug. 24 across multiple streaming platforms. The convention will begin streaming at the same time each day through Aug. 27, but most of the big speeches will happen at night, the New York Times reports.

“Monday’s convention proceedings will be attended by six delegates from each state and territory, amounting to 336 delegates total,” according to a statement on the RNC website.

The RNC will involve more in-person proceedings than the Democratic National Convention last week. Safety protocols include COVID-19 testing for all participants prior to the convention, plus daily symptom tracking and temperature checks for delegates, a separate statement said.

According to an Aug. 24 statement from President Donald Trump’s campaign, Monday’s speakers include:

• U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida

• U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio

• U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina

• House Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana

• Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

• Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the archbishop of New York

• Charlie Kirk, the founder and president of conservative youth activist organization Turning Point USA, and the chairman of Students for Trump

• Rebecca Friedrichs, a public school teacher from California who sued the California Teachers’ Association in an attempt to “free teachers” from being forced to join unions

• Kim Klacik, a member of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee who is running for Congress to represent Maryland’s 7th District

• Sean Parnell, an Army veteran running for Congress to represent Pennsylvania’s 17th District

• Herschel Walker; co-chair of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition and a former NFL football player

• Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, a Democrat who endorsed Trump for reelection

• Andrew Pollack, a school security advocate whose daughter was killed in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida

• Mark and Patricia McCloskey, St. Louis-area attorneys who were filmed pointing firearms at peaceful protesters

• Kimberly Guilfoyle, national chair of the Trump Victory Finance Committee and a senior advisor to the Trump campaign

• Maximo Alvarez, an immigrant from Cuba who founded the Florida company Sunshine Gasoline

• Nikki Haley, the former United States ambassador to the United Nations and former governor of South Carolina

• Donald Trump Jr., President Trump’s oldest son and the executive vice president at the Trump Organization.

Following are the names of scheduled Tuesday-Thursday speakers, according to Fox News:

Tuesday, Aug. 25

First Lady Melania Trump
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
Abby Johnson
Jason Joyce
Myron Lizer
Mary Ann Mendoza
Megan Pauley
Cris Peterson
John Peterson
Nicholas Sandmann
Eric Trump
Tiffany Trump

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Vice President Mike Pence
Second Lady Karen Pence
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas
Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.
Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y.
Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell
Kellyanne Conway
Keith Kellogg
Jack Brewer
Sister Dede Byrne
Madison Cawthorn
Scott Dane
Clarence Henderson
Ryan Holets
Michael McHale
Burgess Owens
Lara Trump

Thursday, Aug. 27

Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert of Rifle has been invited to attend President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the White House on Aug. 27, her campaign announced Aug. 25.

“It is an absolute honor to be chosen as one of President Trump’s guests at this important event,” Boebert said in a statement from her campaign. “I look forward to spending time at the White House and listening in person as President Trump makes his case for re-election.”

Besides Trump, Fox News reported that other speakers on Thursday’s schedule include:

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-N.J.
Ivanka Trump
Ja’Ron Smith
Ann Dorn
Debbie Flood
Rudy Giuliani
Franklin Graham
Alice Johnson
Wade Mayfield
Carl and Marsha Mueller
Dana White

This story was updated Aug. 25 to include an announcement from Lauren Boebert’s campaign.

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Faith Miller
Faith Miller

Faith Miller was a reporter with Colorado Newsline covering the Colorado Legislature, immigration and other stories.