The official list, which was announced on Monday, mentions Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to The Hill. Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton will also be present at the event, where Joe Biden will officially accept the party’s presidential nomination.
Former President Barrack Obama, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden are also set to appear as keynote speakers for the first three nights of the convention, USA Today reported.
Many of his supporters voiced their opinion for not including Yang as a speaker in the convention.
“Asian Americans are the fastest increasing group in America, including in multiple swing states,” Rep. Ted Lieu said in a tweet. “The gross underrepresentation of Asian American speakers in the four days of the DNC Convention is tone deaf and a slap in the face.”
Dear @DNC: Asian Americans are the fastest increasing group in America, including in multiple swing states. The gross underrepresentation of Asian American speakers in the four days of the DNC Convention is tone deaf and a slap in the face. https://t.co/PkBRrVFUgO
Although he is not a speaker at the convention, Yang would still have a part in the event. He will have a conversation with other Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election and will be “involved in the convention video package.”
Just talked to @AndrewYang about this tweet. He’ll be “involved in the convention video package,” but said the lack of a higher-profile speech “makes my job harder to appeal to the 42% of my supporters who said they weren’t going to vote for Joe.”https://t.co/jr21quTb90
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