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 rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada 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) SandersTrump's trade war — firing all cannons or closing the portholes? The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump rips 'ridiculous' spending bill | FBI dragged into new fight | Latest on Maryland shooting Poll: Most Massachusetts voters don't think Warren should run for president in 2020 MORE (I-Vt.), with prime-time speeches from first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama warns against voter apathy in new PSA Michelle Obama adds dates to book tour 'due to overwhelming fan demand' Michelle Obama’s book tour to include stadium events MORE, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenMore Massachusetts Voters Prefer Deval Patrick for President than Elizabeth Warren Trump's trade war — firing all cannons or closing the portholes? Poll: Most Massachusetts voters don't think Warren should run for president in 2020 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.