Two of Florida’s most prominent Republican women will address the party faithful and the country at the GOP national convention.
Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez and former Attorney General Pam Bondi are scheduled to speak Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention, the second day of the four-night confab.
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Panhandle Republican and one of Trump’s top allies in Congress, will speak on Monday night.
Meanwhile, some of the biggest names in Florida politics don’t have any announced role at the convention, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott.
The inclusion of Núñez on the program is noteworthy given her past aversion to Trump. She tweeted during the 2016 election that Trump was “the biggest con-man there is” and insinuated that Trump was a supporter of the Klu Klux Klan. Núñez, a former South Florida lawmaker, supported Rubio in the GOP primary. She deleted the tweet when DeSantis named her his running mate in 2018.
Bondi was one of Trump’s first supporters in the Sunshine State and was named one of president’s impeachment managers during the House hearings.
Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed in the deadly 2018 Parkland high school shooting, is also scheduled to speak Monday. Another father of one of the slain students, Fred Guttenberg, addressed the Democratic National Convention last week.
Correction: This story was updated to reflect that Matt Gaetz is on the speaker schedule.