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.