Political Round-Up: Hayden Confirmation; Party Platforms; VP Announcement
We’ll start with a round-up of political headlines: Enoch Pratt CEO Carla Hayden confirmed as head of the Library Congress; an update on the Maryland U.S. Senate race, and a look at the Democratic and Republican party platforms. We’ll talk with the Baltimore Sun’s John Fritze. Then, Congressman Elijah Cummings, chair of the Democrats’ platform committee, discusses some of its planks - which include criminal-justice reforms, a $15 minimum wage and free in-state tuition at public colleges. And the editor-in-chief of Red Maryland, Brian Griffiths, who identifies as part of the ‘Never Trump’ movement, talks to us about he expects that movement to play out at the Republican convention in Cleveland next week.