AOC given just 60 seconds to deliver pre-recorded message at DNC
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be given just 60 seconds to deliver a pre-recorded message at the Democratic National Convention next week.
The party’s progressive firebrand has been afforded the limited role while Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, will get to deliver live, virtual speeches at the coronavirus-revamped event, Business Insider reported Wednesday.
The four-day online convention, titled “Uniting America,” will feature different themes and speakers each day during two-hour broadcasts beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
AOC supporters were up in arms over her representation at the convention. But the Bronx and Queens representative didn’t criticize the Democratic Party outright when she acknowledged the news by tweeting the poem “Life Is Just a Minute” by Benjamin E. Mays.
The convention was originally planned to be held in Milwaukee, but was moved mostly online last month as the coronavirus continues to ravage the country. Biden is expected to accept the Democratic nomination from his home state of Delaware.
Each night’s events will be packed into two hours of programming beginning at 9 p.m. ET, with speeches from the likes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), former President Barack Obama and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
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