Democratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports
The speaking lineup for this month’s Democratic National Convention is beginning to take form, with several high-profile Democrats securing spots.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a progressive superstar, is expected to have some sort of speaking slot, a House member told Politico, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will also speak, according to Axios.
Warren and Clinton are reportedly slated to speak on Aug. 19, the day before former Vice President Joe Biden will formally accept the 2020 Democratic nomination.
Other Democrats expected to have speaking slots are Biden’s wife, Jill Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Barack and Michelle Obama.
Both Warren and Harris are known to be on Biden’s shortlist to be his running mate.
Neither the Democratic National Committee nor the convention immediately responded to requests for comment from The Hill.
The convention has largely been relegated to digital events so participants can observe social distancing and other health guidance during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Biden was originally slated to deliver his acceptance speech from Milwaukee, but will now do so virtually from Delaware, his home state.