***2016 LiveWire*** Republican National Convention Kicks Off

Staff members and media prepare for the Republican National Convention, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 17, 2016
Welcome to Breitbart News’s live updates of the Republican National Convention. Monday’s theme is “Make America Safe Again” and headliners include Melania Trump, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Rudy Giuliani, Jamiel Shaw, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, and Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson. View the full convention schedule here. Stay tuned to Breitbart News throughout the day and evening for live updates from its team of reporters on the ground in Cleveland. All times eastern. — 9:25: What a team player: Ryan didn't mention Trump once in remarks to Wisconsin delegation this morning. Instead promoted House GOP agenda. — Erica Werner (@ericawerner) July 18, 2016 9:17: Newt says Bushes says Bushes are acting “childishly.” “Jeb lost. Get over it,” he said in an appearance on “Good Morning America.” He says Republican Party has been awfully good to the Bushes and Romneys and slams Romney for not supporting the contract of America and Ronald Reagan. 9:15: GOP politicians addressing state delegations. @AnnLWagner speaking at the morning breakfast for MO delegation. #RNCinCLE pic.twitter.com/4xktiu6iof — Chris Yaudas (@ChrisYaudas) July 18, 2016 . @GovernorPerry now taking the stage at Texas delegation breakfast at #gopconvention. He gets standing ovation. #RNCinCLE #txlege