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.

“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 ClintonWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Monica Lewinsky responds to viral HBO intern's mistake: 'It gets better' Virginia governor's race poses crucial test for GOP 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 SandersBernie SandersCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Democrats facing tough reelections back bipartisan infrastructure deal The Hill's Morning Report - ObamaCare here to stay MORE (I-Vt.), with prime-time speeches from first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaJill Biden, Kate Middleton to meet this week Jill Biden to focus on military families on foreign trip Book claims Trump believed Democrats would replace Biden with Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama in 2020 election MORE, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCentrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting Democrats have turned solidly against gas tax Overnight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 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.