‘Scandal’ POTUS Tony Goldwyn Gives American History Lesson In DNC Video

By Erik Pedersen, Dominic Patten


After making his second appearance at this year’s Democratic National Convention, Scandal‘s President Grant seems to be Hillary Clinton’s fave POTUS — after Bill and Barack. Tony Goldwyn, who was onstage Wednesday to talk about the Innocence Project and introduce the Mothers of the Movement, reprised his DNC role today in a video shot at the host city’s treasured landmark.

Standing in the Assembly Room at Independence Hall, which he called “the birthplace of our great nation,” Goldwyn said: “This is where [the Founding Fathers] gathered to finally break free and declare that here in America, we must be in control of our own destiny, that we each have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” He reminded that the same room later was used to draw up the Constitution. “The words written here centuries ago give us the freedom to speak our minds, to worship as we choose and to select our own government.” Goldwyn reminded, however, that women and African-Americans were not allowed to vote. That’s a stark contrast to the current — and possibly next — U.S. president.

Watch the video above — especially if you’ve been watching CNN or MSNBC, who were busy elsewhere as it was played in the Wells Fargo Center.

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