Ga. AG Olens to speak at RNC
11:47 am, August 8th, 2012
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens will be one of five additional speakers at the Republican National Convention later this month in Tampa, Fla., according to an RNC statement issued today.
Olens will join Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Texas Republican Senate Nominee Ted Cruz, Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuno and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in voicing support for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
In a written statement released by the RNC, Olens said: “We can do better as a country. We must empower Americans to make their own choices across the board. The jobs-killing, unconstitutional policies coming out of Washington, D.C., must be undone. Elections do have consequences and we will start to put our country back on track at the Republican National Convention when we nominate Mitt Romney.”
While Olens could not be reached immediately for comment, speculation points to health care as a likely topic of his RNC address.
Olens was at Romney’s side in Washington when the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Obama administration health care plan came down in June, which upheld key provisions of the new law. Olens joined in the chorus of Republican elected officials calling on Congress to strike down the law.
“Congress explicitly said this was not a tax,” Olens said in a written statement after the high court’s decision was announced. “I call on Congress to act swiftly to repeal the law and replace it with real reform that respects the Constitution as written.”
The convention will run Aug. 27-30.