Day two of the Republican National Convention "Make America Work Again"

07/19/2016 07:30 PM

CLEVELAND — Now that the dust has settled after chaos broke out on the convention floor on Monday, the Pure Politics team is catching up with the Kentucky delegates to get their take on all of the action.

From the anti-Trump movement trying to get traction to what they think of vice presidential pick Mike Pence, state Sen. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville, and Gov. Matt Bevin weigh in on the convention process.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is speaking in prime time Tuesday night. The theme of night two being “Make America Work Again,” McConnell gave us a preview of his address tonight, saying that he thinks people want a dramatic change and that the presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, cannot provide that change.

“Hillary is at least as liberal as Obama, if not more so,” McConnell said. “Which means virtually every solution she’ll advocate will be more government.”

McConnell also elaborated on the general election and which races could determine if he stays the majority leader or becomes the minority leader of the U.S. Senate again.

RNC isn’t just about speeches. During the day there are panel discussions, forums and other activities for delegates to participate in. Bevin shared a stage with two other governors in today’s Governor’s Forum on Justice Reform. Speaking to the crowd about his efforts for fixing the criminal justice system, Bevin explained that for him reform means making communities safer while remaining tough on crime.

Madeline Janicki

Madeline is a producer for Spectrum News. You can watch her work on Pure Politics, the only statewide nightly show dedicated solely to Kentucky Politics. Madeline is an Indiana native and received her degree in Communications from Indiana University. Her background is as a news producer but her passion for civic engagement and drive to bring voters information on issues that impact their lives brought her to Pure Politics. Here she gets to work on projects like her multi-part digital series on how the national group Teach For America is working in Eastern Kentucky Schools. If you have a story idea, email her at


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