Gun-Waving St. Louis Couple to Endorse Trump at RNC

Patricia and Mark McCloskey to appear virtually at Republican National Convention
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 18, 2020 3:49 AM CDT
Gun-Waving St. Louis Couple to Appear at RNC
In this June 28, 2020 file photo, armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey, standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house in the Central West End of St. Louis.   (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP File)

(Newser) – The St. Louis couple who waved firearms at Black Lives Matter protesters outside their home in June will appear virtually at next week’s Republican National Convention to express their support for President Trump, the AP reports. A Trump adviser on Monday confirmed the participation of Patricia and Mark McCloskey. The news was first reported by the Washington Post. The McCloskeys, who are white, have claimed they were protecting themselves from protesters marching on their private street, but they were each charged by a local prosecutor with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon. Trump has been critical of their treatment and has spoken out in defense of the couple. (Read more Black Lives Matter stories.)

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