Schweikert, Biggs rally Republican crowd during convention watch party

PHOENIX – There was enthusiasm in the room at a Republican watch party Thursday, but Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, said enthusiasm was not just in that room.

“Something’s happening in our community where that enthusiasm of Republicans is spiking,” he said.

Schweikert was speaking at the Arizona Republican Party headquarters in central Phoenix where he was joined by Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, and a handful of party members who gathered to watch President Donald Trump officially accept the party’s nomination to run for re-election.

“We will make America stronger, we will make America prouder and we will make America greater than ever before. I am very very proud to be the nominee of the Republican party,” Trump said in his speech from the South Lawn of the White House, eliciting cheers from those in attendance.

Schweikert and Biggs took photos, talked with guests and left with a simple rallying phrase.

“Let’s win. Let’s win,” they cheered.

News Reporter, Phoenix

Tyler Manion expects to graduate in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Manion is a broadcast reporter but also anchors for Cronkite News, and he has worked as a producer and for Cronkite Sports.