Black Republican Tells RNC: 'Safe Neighborhoods Happen When Fathers and Mothers Are at Home'

By Susan Jones | July 19, 2016 | 9:59am EDT
Darryl Glenn, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Colorado, speaks during the opening night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo)

( - Darryl Glenn, a U.S. Senate candidate from Colorado, introduced himself to the Republican National Convention Monday night as an "unapologetic Christian, constitutional conservative, pro-life, Second-Amendment-loving veteran."

He offered his own prescription for healing a country that he said is "more racially divided today" than before Barrack Obama ran for president:

"[I]f we really want to heal our communities, more men need to start stepping up and taking care of their children. Safe neighborhoods happen when fathers and mothers are at home," Glenn said.

"But there's more: We also must recognize that evil does exist in this world. The threat from radical Islamic terrorism is real. Our troops don’t care what party you represent. They care about having the tools, training and equipment to be able to do their jobs. And, if you put them in harm’s way, let them win! And, when they come home -- honor them and care for their injuries."

Glenn took a swipe at the Black Lives Matter movement and liberal black politicians such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton: "You know, and quite frankly, somebody with a nice tan needs to say this: All lives matter."

He also said "blue lives matter," and he critized President Obama's "rhetoric" for worsening police-community relations.

At the end of his six-minute talk, Glenn gave Republicans his "bottom line":

"American exceptionalism is alive and well," he said. "Evil exists. But as God is my witness, this battle has already been fought and won.

"Believe we can win. Believe we can change things. Believe that together, we can make America great again."

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