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