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It was a historic night on Day 2 of the RNC, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke from Jerusalem, Israel.

On today’s Jay Sekulow Live, we discussed the historic Night Two of the Republican National Convention (RNC). President Trump participated in a new citizens' swearing in ceremony and a pardoning ceremony, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed the convention from Israel.

Secretary Pompeo was the first person to address the RNC from Israel. Here’s some of what the Secretary had to say:

The President, too, moved the U.S. Embassy to this very city of God, Jerusalem, the rightful capital of the Jewish homeland. And just two weeks ago, the President brokered a historic peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This is a deal that our grandchildren will read about in their history books.

Secretary Pompeo’s closing words mentioned ACLJ client, formerly imprisoned Pastor Andrew Brunson:

An American hostage imprisoned in Turkey for two years, Pastor Andrew Brunson, said upon his release that he survived his ordeal with these words of Scripture, ‘Be faithful, endure, and finish well.’ If we stay the course, we will. May God richly bless you and may God bless our great nation, the United States of America.

What a historic night. Even CNN, shockingly, had to acknowledge the significance of the event. Secretary Pompeo made those statements to the nation, and really the world, from a spot I know well, having been there with my family myself, the famous King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

I’ve known Secretary Pompeo since he was in Congress. I consider him a friend. He did a great job laying out the foreign policy vision of the Trump Administration and also highlighting a number of the successes. Of course, one with tremendous significance not only to the ACLJ, but to me personally, was the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. I was there for that historic moment when the dream we fought for finally became reality, and it was truly an incredible moment to say the least.

Having said that, now Secretary Pompeo is taking flak from some critics who are claiming his speech for Israel violates the Hatch Act. It doesn’t, by the way. There’s been thorough research done on all of this. This is a well-planned-out event. Nothing happens by accident.

The full broadcast is complete with much more discussion about Night Two of the RNC, similar to the coverage we gave the DNC last week.

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