GOP hits Democrats for not mentioning ISIS on convention's first day
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Republicans are slamming Democrats for not mentioning the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) during the first day of the Democratic National Convention.

“The fact that we heard zero mentions of ISIS or terrorism from any of the speakers on the first night of the [Democratic convention] only confirms how far Democrats have their heads buried in the sand on national security issues,” Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement Tuesday.

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“At a time when the world is suffering terrorist attacks on an almost weekly basis, Democrats are content to make pronouncements on every topic except what will keep our country safe," he said.
 
Politifact reported that there were zero mentions of the threat posed by ISIS in the 61 speeches at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday night. Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump mocks 'elites' at campaign rally Trump backs down in rare reversal Election Countdown: Family separation policy may haunt GOP in November | Why Republican candidates are bracing for surprises | House Dems rake in record May haul | 'Dumpster fire' ad goes viral MORE, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, did issue a call for action against terrorism during a speech in Charlotte, N.C.
 
The first of four nights at the convention focused primarily on issues like immigration and drug addiction, uniting the party and quelling uproar among angry supporters of Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDemocrats protest Trump's immigration policy from Senate floor Trump's America fights back The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — GOP lawmakers race to find an immigration fix MORE (I-Vt.), with prime-time speeches from first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaTrump backs down in rare reversal Trump gives in, signs order ending family separations Melania Trump contacted Secret Service after Peter Fonda tweets MORE, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenElection Countdown: Family separation policy may haunt GOP in November | Why Republican candidates are bracing for surprises | House Dems rake in record May haul | 'Dumpster fire' ad goes viral The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — GOP lawmakers race to find an immigration fix Dem presidential hopefuls seize on Trump border policy MORE (D-Mass.) and Sanders.
 
But Republicans are hoping to focus instead on items that were not on the agenda for the convention's first night. The RNC released a video Tuesday going after Clinton's record as secretary of State, contrasting news reports of recent terrorist attacks with remarks from Trump at last week's Republican National Convention vowing a tougher response to terrorism.