Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday called on the Republican Party to become more inclusive on issues like immigration.
“We have a responsibility to those who do not yet have the liberties and the rights that we enjoy,” Rice told a cheering crowd at the annual gathering of California Republicans in the San Francisco suburb of Burlingame. “We cannot abandon them … We were once them.”
She did not offer a specific policy idea.
The speech by Rice, who was secretary of state under President George W. Bush, was the highlight of the second day of the three-day convention, which has set out to rebuild the party in a state where Democrats control both houses of the legislature.
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