AOC Puts Biden On Notice Over 1 Minute Speaking Slot At DNC, Shares Civil Rights Poem

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is whining that she has been only given one minute to speak at the big Democratic National Convention next week.

She took to Twitter to tell Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi what she thinks of the small platform she has been given.

“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)”

From The Washington Times: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most prominent members of the Democratic Party’s left-wing, reacted Wednesday to the news she will only get 60 seconds to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez will prerecord a one-minute speech from New York to be heard on Tuesday, two nights before former Vice President Joseph R. Biden is slated to formally accept his presidential nomination, Business Insider first reported.

The socialist Democrat, who endorsed Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent, in the primaries but later partnered with Mr. Biden on his climate task force, reacted to the news on Twitter Wednesday night by sharing a poem, recited by the late civil rights leader Benjamin E. Mays, titled “God’s Minute.”

From Fox News:

“What a slap to the progressive wing,” one Twitter user wrote. “It’s a constant spite of us. They think we will cower and peter [out]. They are wrong. We ain’t going anywhere. With @AOC as our leader we’re just getting started. Now that the squad was re-elected we are ready to rumble in the halls of Congress.”

“Other speakers should finish early then say at the end of [theirs] that the remainder of their time is going to @AOC,” another wrote.

Some noted that the brief allotment of time for Ocasio-Cortez came despite victories by her and two other “Squad” allies – U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota – in their respective Democratic primaries as they head toward general elections in November. The fourth member of the Squad, U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, faces a primary election next month.

“Democratic Establishment have no clue how many hard-core Democratic voters are abandoning them only because of their ignorant left vs. right mantra,” a Twitter user wrote. “The strategy which makes Trump win in 2016 is being dumped by the DNC. They are digging their own graves.”

One Twitter user noted that past convention speakers ignored the short amount of time they were granted.

“[Bill] Clinton was given 15 minutes in 1988,” the user wrote. “He spoke for 33 and was booed off the stage. Obama spoke for 17 minutes (including stopping for applause 33 times!), it wasn’t even shown on network TV, and he made us believe we could change the world. I can’t wait for AOC’s 60 seconds.”

The Democrats will convene starting next Monday through Aug. 20, mostly online – but with the event anchored in Milwaukee, the city that had been selected to host a more conventional gathering in July before the coronavirus pandemic prompted a rescheduling and a radical change in plans.