While the delegate count progresses I’m bringing this in…
More will be coming….
After Michelle Obama’s rousing speech on Monday night, the Democratic Party is bringing some of its most venerable leaders to the virtual stage on the second night of the convention.
John Kerry, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton are all scheduled to make primetime performances to boost Joe Biden. But it’s not just party elders who are seeking to rally around the former vice president.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is due to have a star turn, while Cindy McCain, widow of the late Sen. John McCain and a longtime Republican, will also be among those highlighted as Democrats try to hammer home their case against President Donald Trump.
Here are the key moments of the night.
Stacey Abrams: Biden will defend free and fair elections
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams threw her support behind Biden as part of a montage of elected officials who shared Tuesday’s keynote address.
“We stand with Joe Biden, because this isn’t just about defeating Donald Trump,” Abrams said. “We are in this to win for America.”
Abrams’ name was floated with a number of potential picks for Biden’s running mate, particularly as he hinted at selecting a woman of color for the job. Abrams entered national attention during the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, which she lost by a slim margin amid complaints of the state’s voting infrastructure. She hinted at the controversy in her remarks.
“In a time of voter suppression at home and authoritarians abroad, Joe Biden will be a champion for free and fair elections,” she said.
Abram’s comments were part of a Brady-Bunch-esque keynote address that included several elected officials, including members of Congress, Navajo President Jonathan Nez and state legislators.
Schumer: ‘Trump has quit on you’
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called Trump a quitter, touching on some of his most explosive scandals of the summer. Schumer claimed Trump hid in a bunker while Black Lives Matter protests sprang up in front of the White House. He also lambasted Trump for saying, “It is what it is,” when asked about the death toll of the coronavirus pandemic
“Presidents should never say, ‘It is what it is,’” Schumer said. “America, Donald Trump has quit on you.”
Schumer expressed a message of hope for his fellow Democrats that their party would retake the White House and the Senate. He outlined policy objectives, from fighting racism in the criminal justice system to building up internet infrastructure in the country. Voting in Democrats, Schumer said, would allow the country to wake up from “this long, national nightmare.”
“We need a president with dignity, integrity and the experience to lead us out of this crisis, a man with a steady hand and a big heart who will never, ever, quit on America,” Schumer said. “That man is my friend Joe Biden.”….