Convention Bandleader G.E. Smith Not A Republican — Or Political At All

G.E. Smith, the former Saturday Night Live bandleader who headed up the musical entertainment at the Republican National Convention, says he is not in fact interested in politics.

“I have absolutely no idea what they are talking about,” Smith told The Hill, as his band was packing up their equipment.

For Smith, the convention was simply a gig for a professional musician: “We’re like Doctors Without Borders. We go where the need is greatest.”

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