During a panel discussion on Sunday’s broadcast of “Meet the Press,” conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt told NBC host Chuck Todd that the Orlando terror attack “strengthens the case” for Donald Trump picking either New Jersey Governor Chris Christie or Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) as his running mate.
“Donald Trump gave a very strong speech at the Faith and Freedom Forum on Friday in which he challenged Hillary Clinton to use the words ‘radical Islam,’ ever, to talk about it,” Hewitt said. “If this turns out to have been inspired by ISIS, it will fulfill Donald Trump’s prediction of the problem with her candidacy, which is it’s not serious about terrorism.”
“Egypt, Libya, Syria, her whole record is a disaster. The server is a disqualifier. So it’s going to frame this,” he added. “It’s also going to frame his choice, which is imminent, of his vice president. And I think it strengthens the case for Chris Christie and Tom Cotton.”
Hewitt also noted that Sunday’s terror attack effectively ended any possibility of an open convention.
“It would take Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan and the written permission of the NFL and Major League Baseball to get the open convention now.”