CLEVELAND (CBS4) – Two Coloradans took the stage at the Republican National Convention on Monday and made calls for unity.
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Darryl Glenn spoke in the evening in Cleveland and started out by stating his conservative stance on issues like abortion and gun control.
The El Paso County commissioner then proceeded to attack President Barack Obama and his policies.
“This president ran to be commander in chief. Unfortunately his rhetoric has made him divider in chief,” Glenn said.
Glenn told the crowd that the country is more racially divided now than when Obama ran for office. He added that Obama’s rhetoric has a direct effect on relationships between communities and police.
“We can bring this country together. But we must realize that our heroes in blue are part of the solution, and not the problem,” Glenn said.
Glenn also took a swipe at Hillary Clinton during his speech.
Referring to the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Glenn said, “We all know she loves her pantsuits … but we should send her an email and tell her that she deserves a bright orange jumpsuit.”
Glenn is challenging incumbent Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet, and he’s a strong supporter of Donald Trump.
Libby Szabo, a Jefferson County Commissioner, spoke earlier in the day and also criticized Clinton.
“As an elected official charged with making the rules, I am … aware that not following them shows a lack of integrity. Sadly, we all know who thinks she is above the rules,” she said.
Szabo talked about her Latina heritage and growing up in west Denver.
“We pride ourselves in earning our way and not getting anything handed to us,” she said.
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