With the recent attacks in Nice, France, Orlando, and Dallas, security is going to be front and center at the Republican National Convention today.
Here’s a look at the speakers speaking on Monday. Exact times are not available.
Businesswoman and Wife of Donald Trump Melania married Donald Trump in January 2005.
State Representative Niraj Antani (R-Miamisburg) said he is “looking forward to all of the speakers” scheduled to take the stage tonight at the RNC. He said it will be “interesting” to hear from Melania Trump.
Mark Caleb Smith, an associate professor of political science and the director of Political Science at Cedarville University, said Melania’s “No. 1 responsibility” includes showing Donald Trump as “a little bit more human, a little bit more personable, maybe a little bit less brash, a little bit more loving” to help soften his image.
“It’s not unusual for a potential first wife to speak. It is unusual, because Melania Trump is just a different type of potential first lady…,” Smith said. “She’s a former model … It’s going to be interesting to see how people from the Christian right, for example, react to her presence.”
Smith also said we should expect her to make an argument in favor of her husband’s terms of policy.
Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, U.S. Army (ret.)
He served in various command and staff positions in the U.S. Army and as Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement before becoming Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency on July 24, 2012.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa)
Served in the military for over 23 years and now in the United States Senate. In November 2014, Ernst was elected as the first woman to serve in federal elected office from the State of Iowa and also became the first female combat veteran elected to serve in the United States Senate.
CEO of Duck Commander and Buck Commander, star of Duck Dynasty The star of A&E’s hit series Duck Dynasty
Governor Rick Perry
Former Governor of Texas. Perry served as Texas’ lieutenant governor from 1999 to 2000. In 2000, he was elected governor and remains the longest-serving governor in Texas history.
Marcus Luttrell, U.S. Navy SEAL
Marcus Luttrell is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL and author of the book Lone Survivor.
Actor and Television Producer Scott Baio is an actor and television producer. When he was young, Baio campaigned for Ronald Reagan, and in the 2016 GOP primary, he endorsed presumptive nominee Donald Trump.
Mother of Benghazi victim, Sean Smith Patricia (Pat) Smith is the mother of Sean Smith, who was killed during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.
U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Fought in Battle of Benghazi Mark “Oz” Geist was a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi in Libya from September 11 to September 12, 2012.
Antonio Sabato, Jr., Actor
Daytime television viewers know actor Antonio Sabato Jr. for his roles on General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful.
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama)
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions is serving his third term representing the people of Alabama. A senior member of the Armed Services Committee and the Budget Committee, he is also a member of the Judiciary Committee and chairman of its subcommittee on Immigration and National Interest.
Rudolph Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City