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Who will speak at the RNC? What we know about the newly released lineup

See the full lineup below

The Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Monday, featuring virtual elements as well as live events in Charlotte, North Carolina, Baltimore and Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to appear every night of the convention leading up to his speech accepting the presidential nomination from the White House on Thursday. 

The theme of the convention is “Honoring the Great American Story,” and Republicans will speak from historic locations in and around Washington. Vice President Mike Pence is likely to give his speech from the Fort McHenry national monument in Baltimore on Wednesday. 

The Trump campaign released the lineup of speakers for the four-night event, which includes Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.; former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley; House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem; and Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa. First lady Melania Trump and Trump’s four adult children are also slated to speak.

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Armed couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey confront protesters marching past their home on the way to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in St. Louis on June 28.

Several non-lawmakers are to speak at the convention as well, including Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who brandished guns as Black Lives Matter protesters passed their home in June and faced felony charges before they were dropped. 

Other speakers include: Nick Sandmann, a high school student criticized after an encounter with Nathan Phillips, a Native American demonstrator, in 2019; former Planned Parenthood director and current anti-abortion activist Abby Johnson; and Andrew Pollack, father of a student killed in the Parkland High School shooting in Florida in 2018. Pollack is a gun rights advocate.  

Alice Johnson, a grandmother who was freed from prison by Trump at Kim Kardashian’s request, will speak this week. Johnson was sentenced to life without parole in 1997 because of her role in a drug-dealing ring. After a visit from Kardashian and as a part of his criminal justice push, Trump commuted her sentence to time served in June 2018.  

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As the Democratic National Convention did, each night of the RNC will have a different sub-theme. Monday night will be “Land of Promise,” Tuesday will be “Land of Opportunity,” Wednesday will be “Land of Heroes” and Thursday, when Trump will give his acceptance speech, will be “Land of Greatness.”

The full list of speakers 

Here is the planned slate of speakers for each night, though the order in which they will appear has not yet been announced: 

Monday

  • Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina
  • House Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana 
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida
  • Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio
  • Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley
  • Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
  • Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones
  • Amy Johnson Ford
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle
  • Natalie Harp
  • Charlie Kirk
  • Kim Klacik
  • Mark and Patricia McCloskey
  • Sean Parnell
  • Andrew Pollack
  • Donald Trump Jr.
  • Tanya Weinreis

Tuesday

  • First lady Melania Trump
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
  • Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky
  • Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
  • Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez
  • Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
  • Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
  • Abby Johnson
  • Jason Joyce
  • Myron Lizer
  • Mary Ann Mendoza
  • Megan Pauley
  • Cris Peterson
  • John Peterson
  • Nicholas Sandmann
  • Eric Trump
  • Tiffany Trump

Wednesday 

  • Vice President Mike Pence
  • Second lady Karen Pence
  • Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee
  • Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa
  • South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem
  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York
  • Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York
  • Former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell
  • White House counselor Kellyanne Conway
  • Keith Kellogg, national security adviser to Pence
  • Jack Brewer
  • Sister Dede Byrne
  • Madison Cawthorn
  • Scott Dane
  • Clarence Henderson
  • Ryan Holets
  • Michael McHale
  • Burgess Owens
  • Lara Trump

Thursday

  • President Donald Trump
  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
  • Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas
  • House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy of California
  • Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey
  • White House adviser Ivanka Trump
  • White House adviser Ja’Ron Smith
  • Ann Dorn
  • Debbie Flood
  • Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani
  • Franklin Graham
  • Alice Johnson
  • Wade Mayfield
  • Carl and Marsha Mueller
  • Dana White