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.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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