Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., will have just 60 seconds to deliver her speech at the Democratic National Convention next week.
The 30-year-old firebrand will record the address remotely ahead of time, Business Insider reported.
She responded to the news by tweeting a poem once read on the House floor by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.:
"'I only have a minute.
Sixty seconds in it.
Forced upon me, I did not choose it,
But I know that I must use it.
Give account if I abuse it.
Suffer, if I lose it.
"Only a tiny little minute,
But eternity is in it.'
"- Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
(and recited by Elijah Cummings)"
Some Democrats were skeptical of Ocasio-Cortez speaking at the Aug. 17-20 event, saying it could be damaging to Joe Biden's presidential aspirations if the Trump campaign tries to link the two. She is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.
It was reported earlier this week, however, that Ocasio-Cortez would speak at the convention, which has a largely virtual format because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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