Former Secretary of State under Republican George W. Bush, Colin Powell, was announced as a featured speaker just hours before delivering a speech on day two of the 2020 Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. Powell also endorsed President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in 2008, 2012, and 2016.

“[Joe Biden] will trust our diplomats and our intelligence community, not the flattery of dictators and despots. He will make it his job to know when anyone dares to threaten us. He will stand up to our adversaries with strength and experience” Powell said.