Party leaders are gearing up for the Republican National Convention this week, as the GOP aims to keep President Donald Trump in the White House for another term. On Sunday, Aug. 23, the Trump campaign released the list of speakers for convention.
Over the course of four days, more than 70 individuals – ranging from Republican Party officials to prominent conservative figures to Trump family members – will speak at the convention, which is being held in Charlotte. Many speakers are expected to speak virtually. In total, 71 individuals were listed on the speaker schedule.
The primary purpose of the convention is to formally nominate Trump as the Republican candidate for the November 2020 election. The Democratic Party has already held its convention, nominating former Vice President Joe Biden as the presidential contender and Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice president nominee.
On Monday, Sen. Tim Scott, former U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Rep. Steve Scalise will be three of the headline speakers. In addition, Donald Trump Jr. will be speaking, as well as his girlfriend and Trump fundraiser Kimberly Guilfoyle.
First Lady Melania Trump will speak on Tuesday, in addition to the president’s children, Eric and Tiffany Trump. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Sen. Rand Paul will also speak during the Tuesday event.
Both Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence are scheduled to speak on Wednesday. Sen. Marsha Blackburn and Sen. Joni Ernest will speak, and White House advisor Kellyanne Conway, who recently announced her intention to step down, will also speak.
President Donald Trump will be the major draw on Thursday, along with Sen. Mitch McConnell, Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Sen. Tom Cotton. HUD Secretary Ben Carson is also scheduled to speak, as is Ivanka Trump.
See the full list of speakers below:
Monday speakers include:
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA-01)
Representative Matt Gaetz (FL-01)
Representative Jim Jordan (OH-04)
Former Ambassador Nikki Haley
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones
Amy Johnson Ford
Mark and Patricia McCloskey
Donald Trump, Jr.
Tuesday speakers include:
First Lady Melania Trump
The Honorable Mike Pompeo
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds
Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
Mary Ann Mendoza
Wednesday speakers include:
Vice President Mike Pence
Second Lady Karen Pence
Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem
Representative Dan Crenshaw (TX-02)
Representative Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
Representative Lee Zeldin (NY-01)
Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell
The Honorable Kellyanne Conway
The Honorable Keith Kellogg
Sister Dede Byrne
Thursday speakers include:
President Donald J. Trump
The Honorable Ben Carson
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR)
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23)
Representative Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02)
The Honorable Ivanka Trump
The Honorable Ja’Ron Smith
Carl and Marsha Mueller