Mark and Patricia McCloskey will endorse the president for reelection next week during an appearance in the virtual program, according to the Washington Post.
The McCloskeys will also reportedly speak about why they were prosecuted by St. Louis attorney Kim Gardner, who charged the couple with felonies for waving firearms at a mob of protesters outside their home last month.
Trump has taken a personal interest in the McCloskey’s case, calling Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to criticize the way Gardner targeted the couple.
Parson has publicly agreed to intervene and pardon the McCloskeys if Gardner continues to go after them.
Also slated to speak at the convention is former Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann, who recently won a settlement with the Washington Post over its false reporting about his viral confrontation with a Native American elder last year.
CNN also reached a settlement with Sandmann, who accused both outlets of smearing him as a racist because of the “Make America Great Again” hat he wore.
I can’t tell you all enough about how excited I am to be apart of this years RNC! https://t.co/lur4zw1YS8
— Nicholas Sandmann (@N1ckSandmann) August 18, 2020
Several other speakers include South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who refused to close down her state and force South Dakotans out of work during the coronavirus pandemic, and former Planned Parenthood director-turned-pro-life-advocate Abby Johnson, author of the book “Unplanned.”
Since the Trump campaign has confirmed, I guess I can, too. 😀
I am speaking at the Republican National Convention!! #Trump2020
— Abby Johnson (@AbbyJohnson) August 18, 2020