Keiko Orrall Discusses GOP National Convention
The Republican National Convention is underway in Cleveland, Ohio at a time when many members of both political parties are expressing dissatisfaction with their respective presidential nominees.
Lakeville State Rep. Keiko Orrall, who's an invited guest at the convention, told WBSM's Barry Rrichard that despite misgivings people on either side might have about each party's nominees, this year's election will have a major impact on the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court and it's important that everyone get out and vote.
"Those are lifetime appointments and, so, this is a critical election, every presidential election you hear in the news, 'oh this is the be all and end all presidential election' but this really, really is a critical election because of the Supreme Court" said Orrall.
While Orrall is supporting Donald Trump, she wasn't always so supportive, finding many of Trump's comments offensive.
However she says that her opinion of him has changed as the race has unfolded.
"I've said that I've found him offensive," said Orrall "and yet as time has passed I'm beginning to see that it's just his big personality, he's an entertainer, I don't think he's really meaning it to come out the way it necessarily comes across."
One Trump detractor who is visibly absent from the convention is Gov. Charlie Baker who has expressed dissatisfaction with the choice of Trump as the party's nominee.
Orrall said she respects Baker's decision and that he's putting state interests ahead of national politics.
"Gov. Baker and Lt. Gov. Polito are doing a fabulous job in Massachusetts, they're focused on our state" said Orrall "I appreciate that, they're prioritizing our state and both previous administrations have dipped into presidential waters and it really takes the eye off the ball from our state."
The convention wraps up on Thursday.