Yang on Democratic convention: 'I kind of expected to speak'

Yang on Democratic convention: 'I kind of expected to speak'
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Former Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew YangAndrew YangDoctor who allegedly assaulted Evelyn Yang arrested on federal charges The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden weighs in on police shootings | Who's moderating the debates | Trump trails in post-convention polls Buttigieg launches his own podcast MORE reacted with disappointment Tuesday after his name was left off the official list of speakers for next week's Democratic National Convention. 

Yang said on Twitter that he "kind of expected to speak," hypothesizing that he was snubbed because he backed "too many" challengers to Democratic incumbents.

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The former technology entrepreneur ran on a platform of a universal basic income during the 2020 Democratic presidential primary before dropping out of the race in February, after the New Hampshire vote. He has since joined CNN as a political commentator.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSenate Republicans face tough decision on replacing Ginsburg What Senate Republicans have said about election-year Supreme Court vacancies Biden says Ginsburg successor should be picked by candidate who wins on Nov. 3 MORE will officially accept the party’s presidential nomination at the Democratic convention next week.

The convention will be based out of Milwaukee, but has gone largely digital as the U.S. continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. Biden plans to accept the nomination from his home state of Delaware.

The convention will feature prominent speaking roles from the Obama and Clinton families, as well as more progressive voices, including Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersKenosha will be a good bellwether in 2020 Biden's fiscal program: What is the likely market impact? McConnell accuses Democrats of sowing division by 'downplaying progress' on election security MORE (I-Vt.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezLawmakers fear voter backlash over failure to reach COVID-19 relief deal Why Democrats must confront extreme left wing incitement to violence The Hill Interview: Jerry Brown on climate disasters, COVID-19 and Biden's 'Rooseveltian moment' MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden's fiscal program: What is the likely market impact? Warren, Schumer introduce plan for next president to cancel ,000 in student debt The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Don't expect a government check anytime soon MORE (D-Mass.). 

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican who opposes President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama calls on Senate not to fill Ginsburg's vacancy until after election Planned Parenthood: 'The fate of our rights' depends on Ginsburg replacement Progressive group to spend M in ad campaign on Supreme Court vacancy MORE, will speak on the first night of the convention.

Former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhat Senate Republicans have said about election-year Supreme Court vacancies Bipartisan praise pours in after Ginsburg's death Trump carries on with rally, unaware of Ginsburg's death MORE are expected to speak Wednesday evening, the same night as Biden’s running mate, who has yet to be announced.