Clemmons a part of committee putting together platform ahead of Republican Convention

Clemmons a part of committee putting together platform ahead of Republican Convention
Rep. Alan Clemmons helped craft the U.S-Israeli GOP platform.

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The path to the presidency is a long one, but a major milestone will be crossed next week in Cleveland.

The Republican National Convention starts on Monday, but there's a lot happening in the city this week.

The party has created its platform and Myrtle Beach Rep. Alan Clemmons is on the committee to put that together. He tells WMBF News there weren't any concessions made to fit Donald Trump's ideas.

"Is the platform Trumpified? I don't see that," Clemmons said. "In saying that, Mr. Trump and his campaign have had the opportunity for input just as any other presumptive nominee in the past has."

This will be Clemmons' fifth convention as a delegate. He's one of 50 delegates from the state of South Carolina, all of them are bound to Trump.

Clemmons played a major role in the writing of the platform when it comes to American-Israeli relations. It removes language encouraging a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians, a strong show of support for Israel.

"It's very gratifying to see that work come to fruition after four years," he said. "My only hope is now that Republicans are embracing that strong position on Israel, that our Democrat counterparts will do likewise."

Clemmons said the new platform, which has yet to be voted on by the full convention, captures the heart and soul of Republicans.

"I believe when those undecided independents take that document and look it through, they'll see that the places that we stand are places that they can stand with us," he said.

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