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Democrats never mentioned terrorism on Day One of DNC

Republicans’ claim that Democrats did not mention terrorism or ISIL on the first night of the Democratic National Convention is correct, PolitiFact said Tuesday morning.

Following Monday night’s speeches, Republicans blasted the Democrats for a lack of focus on terrorism from the 61 speakers.

“Based on our searches of C-SPAN closed-captioning text, Congressional Quarterly transcripts and other video archiving services, we couldn’t find any speaker who mentioned ‘ISIS,’ ‘Islamic’ ‘terror,’ ‘terrorist,’ or ‘terrorism’ during the first day of the convention,” PolitiFact wrote.

The fact-checking website did add the caveat that the Democrats still have three days to discuss terrorism at the convention and that the first day of the convention was not meant to focus on foreign policy. Additionally, Hillary Clinton on Monday called for action against ISIL, also known as ISIS, at a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“We need to lead other countries in stopping ISIS, Al Qaeda and other radical jihadist groups,” she said. “We shouldn’t leave that to the rest of the world to figure out on their own. That won’t keep us safe.”
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