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St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters to participate in Republican National Convention
Republican National Convention organizers are hoping that the allure of a St. Louis husband and wife photographed pointing guns at Black Lives Matter protesters will be enough to pull in viewers.
Republican Party officials said the armed couple, lawyers Patricia and Mark McCloskey, will participate in next week's convention and share their support of President Trump, The Washington Post reports. The McCloskeys were photographed in late June outside their home, wielding guns and pointing them at Black Lives Matter protesters who were marching by on their way to the mayor's house down the street.
Last month, both McCloskeys were charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon. They claim they were defending their home from the protesters, with Mark McCloskey telling Fox News, "We're not going to apologize for doing what's right."
The Republican National Convention's schedule is still mostly shrouded in mystery. Trump has said he will speak from the White House, with Vice President Mike Pence delivering his address from Fort McHenry in Maryland. Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and U.N. ambassador, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) are also expected to make appearances. Catherine Garcia