McConnell previews his Tuesday speech at RNC

07/18/2016 11:38 PM

CLEVELAND — When U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, takes the stage on day two of the Republican National Convention he will cast likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as bad for the economy.

McConnell’s speech comes as part of the “Make America Work Again” theme and will focus on jobs and the economy and why Clinton will be an extension of the Obama years.

“I’m clearly going to talk about what Hillary Clinton will be — four more years just like the last eight,” McConnell told Pure Politics on Monday. “High taxes, over regulation equals slow growth.”

In a sit-down interview with Pure Politics on Monday, McConnell praised likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s choice of running mate in Gov. Mike Pence, R-Indiana.

“Number one he’s a solid conservative. We have a record to look at — 12 years in Congress — Trump wouldn’t have picked him if he was not going to have a conservative administration,” McConnell said. “He provides experience – which Trump does not have, so I think it’s good to compensate for Trump’s lack of experience with somebody who has actually been in the government at two different levels.

“Both in Congress and having a successful governorship in Indiana after that, so it compliments the ticket nicely and is very, very reassuring and I think will help us come out of this convention with total party unity.”

Tune into Tuesday’s edition of Pure Politics on location in Cleveland for more from McConnell.


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