Clinton attacks GOP ticket as Republican convention gets started
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP senator says idea that Ukraine interfered in US election is 'not a conspiracy theory' Cotton: Democrats are 'upset that their witnesses haven't said what they want them to say' Trump's troubles won't end with a Senate acquittal MORE on Monday night railed against Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump denies telling Bolton Ukraine aid was tied to investigations Former senior Senate GOP aide says Republicans should call witnesses Title, release date revealed for Bolton memoir MORE and his vice presidential pick, saying the two Republicans would hurt education in America.


Speaking at an American Federation of Teachers event in Minneapolis at the same time as the first night of the Republican National Convention, Clinton knocked Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, for previously saying that the Department of Education "can be largely eliminated."

"Donald Trump would leave our most vulnerable students to fend for themselves," Clinton said.

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee also took aim at his running mate, Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceSioux City newspaper endorses Biden ahead of Iowa caucuses Four endings to the Senate's impeachment trial — and none is good for Democrats Jeffries, Nadler showcase different NY styles in Trump trial MORE, saying the Indiana governor is "one of most extreme vice presidential picks in a generation."

"Neither Mike Pence or Donald Trump should be near any of our children’s education," she said.

The former secretary of State also noted in her speech her support for affordable child care and universal preschool and vowed to always give the education union "a seat at the table."

Clinton spent the earlier part of the day campaigning in Cincinnati, first addressing the NAACP’s convention and later talking at an event where she and Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSchiff sparks blowback with head on a 'pike' line Sunday shows - All eyes on Senate impeachment trial Senate Democrat: 'Fine' to hear from Hunter Biden MORE (D-Ohio) encouraged supporters to go out and vote.  

Her events coincided with the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Democrats will meet for their own nominating convention next week in Philadelphia, where Clinton will officially become the party’s presidential nominee.