Republican National Convention: Live Coverage
The Republican National Convention is set to kicks off Monday, just days after Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, and will run through Thursday. A small number of Republican leaders will be physically present in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, but most of the convention will be virtual. Watch it live, and read updated analysis from the NPR Politics team here.
Schedule for the week:
The main theme of the GOP convention is "Honoring the Great American Story." Each night will feature remarks from political leaders as well as "everyday Americans whose stories are filled with hope and patriotism," per the Trump campaign.
Monday, "Land of Promise":
During the day, a maximum of 336 delegates will convene in Charlotte, conduct the roll-call vote and formally renominate Trump and Vice President Pence for the Republican Party's presidential ticket.
Speakers on Monday include South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley and Donald Trump Jr. Mark and Patricia McCloskey are set to participate in the convention on Monday too. The McCloskeys garnered national attention in June for brandishing their guns at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home in St. Louis. The couple faces felony charges.
Tuesday, "Land of Opportunity":
First lady Melania Trump is slated to speak, likely from the White House. Also speaking will be Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Eric and Tiffany Trump.
Nick Sandmann, a former student of Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, is also expected to speak Tuesday. In January 2019, a video of Sandmann face-to-face with a Native American protester on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial went viral. Sandmann later sued several media organizations for their coverage of the events, which he said falsely represented what happened. (He recently settled with CNN and The Washington Post.)
Wednesday, "Land of Heroes":
Pence will speak from Baltimore at Fort McHenry. Second lady Karen Pence will also give remarks Wednesday. Other speakers this night include Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw and Madison Cawthorn, a 25-year-old political newcomer who won a Republican primary runoff for a western North Carolina congressional seat vacated by Trump's chief of staff.
Thursday, "Land of Greatness":
Trump will deliver his acceptance speech from the White House. Also set to deliver remarks Thursday are Housing Secretary Ben Carson, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton and Ivanka Trump. Republicans will also hear from the parents of humanitarian aid worker Kayla Mueller, who was killed by ISIS in 2015; as well as Alice Johnson, a woman who was serving life in prison until Trump commuted her sentence, in part pushed by Kim Kardashian West.