Kayleigh McEnany, the national press secretary for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, criticized the media, Democrats and the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis during the National Federation of Republican Women’s 40th Biennial Convention.
Her speech comes after Vice President Mike Pence visited Indiana Thursday and Friday, ignoring questions from reporters on the impeachment inquiry.
She stood in front of a crowd of more than 700 Republican women and said she’s been told women like them don’t exist.
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McEnany told the attendees to not believe anything they hear on the news.
“They have literally taken 500 words out of the transcript to make the president look bad,” McEnany said during her speech, referring to a summary of Trump’s controversial call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky released publicly earlier this week.
That document was released following a whistleblower allegation that Trump attempted to pressure the Ukrainian president into investigating his Democratic political rival Joe Biden.
McEnany said the best way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2020 is by reelecting Trump.
“We are the party of people’s rights,” McEnany said. She said the Republican party gave women the right to vote, ended slavery and ended Jim Crow laws.
The history of many of those events, however, is bipartisan. Republicans were indeed in power for emancipation. Republicans also controlled Congress in 1919 when the 19th Amendment was passed, though the president at the time, Woodrow Wilson, was a Democrat. Jim Crow laws were ended at the federal level by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, passed by Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson and a Democratic Congress.
McEnany advised the crowd to share the information she told them with their neighbors since they wouldn’t hear them “on the mainstream media.”
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The former CNN commentator also criticized Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s position on climate change as well as a November 2018 video where Ocasio-Cortez mistakenly called the three branches of government, “the three chambers of Congress.”
She said the Democrats’ Green New Deal, championed by Ocasio-Cortez, “eliminates cars and airplanes and cows,” to the laughter of attendees, and criticized calls to abolish ICE.
McEnany asked all of the mothers in the audience to raise their hands as she criticized bills that have legalized abortion. She told the crowd she is 7 ½ months pregnant.
“We must stand against the policies of the left,” McEnany said.
McEnany closed her speech by taking a video of the room of cheering supporters. The video was later posted on Twitter.
MUST WATCH: Look at all these WOMEN showing their support for President @realDonaldTrump‼️
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) September 28, 2019
After McEnany’s speech, attendee Cheryl Lott described herself as a “newbie.” The Alabama woman joined the Republican party six months ago.
Lott and two other women attending from the South Baldwin Republican Women club described the impeachment inquiry as a “witch hunt.”
Becky Vasko said the organization has put $60,000 back into her Alabama community. “We’re the party of opportunity, prosperity, freedom and self responsibility,” Vasko said.
Kathy Moreland said she wanted Trump to know they back him 100%, despite the “negativity going on about our president.”