A southeast Missouri state lawmaker who’s a delegate at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland is emphasizing unity.
State Rep. Holly Rehder (R-Sikeston) says party unity is crucial, saying GOP division would hand the election over to Democrat Hillary Clinton.
“In my district along with the Bootheel, we can’t go through another four years of President Obama’s policies,” says Rehder.
Rehder is one of about a dozen Missouri state lawmakers who are delegates at this week’s Convention. Others include House Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff), State Rep. Shelley Keeney Taylor, (R-Marble Hill), State Rep. Eric Burlison (R-Springfield) and State Sen. Mike Kehoe (R-Jefferson City).
Rehder represents Scott and Mississippi Counties in the House, in a largely rural district. She complains the EPA has too much power under President Barack Obama.
“Our government was never set up for unelected councils to be able to rule and ruin businesses, as they have,” says Rehder.
Rehder, who’s attending her first convention, also says Trump would push for a balanced budget.
The GOP National Convention goes through Thursday in Cleveland.