Forty-two Louisiana delegates are at the Republican National Convention, which gets underway today in Cleveland. Kirk Williamson is a former Marco Rubio delegate who jumped on the Trump train after Rubio dropped out of the race. He says he is excited to see the unconventional speakers, including UFC president Dana White.

“I think that we need to start thinking outside the box as Republicans and starting to get into other voting bases and really expanding our party, and I think he’s doing that,” Williamson said.

Williamson says he’s looking forward to electing a good candidate that he believes can defeat Hillary Clinton in November. He says Trump has done a good job of uniting the Republican Party.

“He’s got my support, and being a former Rubio delegate, I think that says a lot with him. So he has done a really good job of coalescing the base, and I think he’s going to be going into the fall very strong,” Williamson said.

Williamson says he is confident the GOP will continue to be leaders on national defense and grow the economy and the middle class. He says he is pleased with Trump’s choice for a running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

“He’s a very good Christian conservative from the Midwest, kind of one of those guys who has this farmer kind of air about himself, but he’s kind of one of those guys you would like to have a beer with. So I think he’s an excellent choice,” Williamson said.