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RNC Day 3 Roundup: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says 'Clinton will never become president'



Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says 'Clinton will never become president' -- 11:05 p.m. 

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence took the stage during night three of the Republican National Convention, accepting the party's nomination to serve as vice president of the United States if Donald Trump is elected in November. 

"Let's resolve here and now that Hillary Clinton will never become president," Pence said during his speech. 

He also called the former secretary of state "America's secretary of status quo." 

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz opens by congratulating Trump on nomination -- 9:39 p.m.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz opened his speech by congratulating Trump on receiving the Republican presidential nomination. 

"And like each of you, I want to see the principles of that our party believes prevail in November," Cruz said, going off script. 

He concluded by encouraging voters to head to the polls in November and "vote your conscience." 

Hillary Clinton took a shot at Cruz as he was delivering his speech. 

'A vote for anyone other Trump is a vote for Clinton' -- 9:29 p.m.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's led the crowd in a call-and-response with "Because America deserves better," during day three of the RNC. 

"A vote for anyone other than Trump in November is a vote for Clinton," Walker said. 

Walker also painted Hillary Clinton as untrustworthy. He wouldn't give the former secretary of state the password to his iPhone, much less access to classified information, referring to her email scandal. 

Walker blasted Clinton, calling her the "ultimate liberal Washington insider. If she were any more on the 'inside,' she'd be in prison." 

Cleveland-area pastor Darrell Scott delivers sermon-like speech at RNC -- 9:15 p.m. 

Cleveland-area pastor Darrell Scott delivered a sermon-like speech that brought the crowd to its feet. 

"We are here as Americans, regardless of race, creed and regardless of color. We are here as those who hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and that we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness," Scott shouted. 

Kentucky state Sen. Ralph Alvarado Jr. says U.S. must protect American dream -- 9:01 p.m. 

Kentucky state Sen. Ralph Alvarado Jr., who is the son of two immigrants who immigrated legally from Costa Rica and Argentina, said the only way to make America great again is by "protecting the American dream." 

Alvarado said Trump is the only candidate who can make America first again. 

He took a jab at Hillary Clinton saying she has failed the Hispanic community and doesn't deserve their votes. 

Retired astronaut, Col. Eileen Collins, calls for more space exploration -- 8:43 p.m. 

Col. Eileen Collins, the first female NASA shuttle pilot, called for more space exploration. 

"We are a nation of explorers," Collins said. 

She said America is "a nation built by the passion of people who weren't afraid to do something first, to step into the unknown and to pave our own way forward." 

Collins said the U.S. needs leadership that can make America great again, refering to Trump's campaign slogan. 

Laura Ingraham calls on former candidates to support Trump -- 8:32 p.m. 

Talk radio host Laura Ingraham received a standing ovation from the crowd when she called on former presidential candidates to honor their commitment to support the nominee. 

"We should all -- even all you boys with wounded feelings and bruised egos -- we love you, we love you, but you must honor your pledge to support Donald Trump now, tonight, tonight," Ingraham said. 

Florida Gov. Rick Scott opens thanking country for support following Orlando attack -- 8:07 p.m.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott opened Day 3 of the Republican National Convention thanking the nation for its support following the attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando last month. 

"How many more times does the evil of radical Islamic terrorism have to occur, before the President of the United States will muster the courage to face the truth?" Scott asked. "How many more 'Orlandos,' 'San Bernardinos,' or 'Ft. Hoods' will happen until President Obama decides to be honest?"

He said Donald Trump was the man to take on evil. 

Protestors clash with police outside Republican National Convention  - 6:39 p.m.

At least two officers with the Cleveland Police Department were assaulted when protestors clashed with police outside the Republican National Convention Wednesday, according to ABC News

Multiple protestors were arrested, but it is unclear how many. 

Riot police were called to the scene and some areas were placed on lockdown, according to ABC News.

Tensions rose when a group of protestors allegedly tried to burn an American flag. 

A Trump campaign staffer publicly released a statement taking blame for Melania's RNC speech.

Mr. Trump told me that people make innocent mistakes and that we learn and grow from these experiences.
Meredith Mclver

Merefith McIver said she offered her resignation to the campaign, but they rejected it. She said she admired the way Trump handled this situation and was grateful that he understood her mistake. 

The word "plagiarize" itself was not used once in the statement even though a number of publications reported that parts of Ms. Trump's speech were taken directly from the current first lady's speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2008. 

"In working with Melania Trump on her recent first lady speech, we discussed many people who inspired her and messages she wanted to share with the American people," the statement reads.

"Over the phone, [Melania] read me some passages from Mrs. Obama's speech as examples. I wrote them down and later included some of the phrasing in the draft that ultimately became the final speech."

Mclver said she did not check Mrs. Obama's speeches.

"This was my mistake," the statement continues, "and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as to Mrs. Obama."

"No harm was meant."

Mclver apologized for the "confusion and hysteria."

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