BREAKING NEWS: Eva Longoria opens the Democrats’ virtual convention saying ‘the past four years have left us diminished’ – with montage of supporters including soccer star Megan Rapinoe, party legislators, a retired major general and a ‘Rosie the Riveter’ introducing Joe Biden
The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday night with opening remarks from actress Eva Longoria before a montage ensued of Americans reciting the preamble of the U.S. Constitution.
Longoria, who is serving as the night’s MC, insisted that this election is the most important of her lifetime.
‘Every four years we go together to reaffirm our Democracy, this year, we’ve come to save it,’ Longoria claimed in her opening remarks.
‘We always hear that line about this being the most important election of our lifetimes, but this year, it really is,’ she urged.
Actress Eva Longoria kicked off the Democratic National Convention Monday night with opening remarks claiming this is ‘the most important election of our lifetimes’
Longoria added that ‘the past four years have left us diminished’ and specifically said in regards to the coronavirus pandemic that ‘the past few months have tested us all.’
Along with a flurry of ‘everyday Americans,’ soccer star Megan Rapinoe, actor Daniel Dae Kim, the woman who posed for the ‘Rosie the Riveter’ poster Agnes Moore and a few state legislators were featured saying ‘We the People.’
Also featured reciting parts of the preamble in a pre-recorded video from separate locations were Gold Star father Khizr Khan and retired Major General Frank Vivala.
Khan harshly criticized Trump at the 2016 DNC after losing his son, Humayun, in 2004 in Iraq. He also blasted Trump for his proposed Muslim ban.
All of the other speakers were in introduction of presumed Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who completed the preamble with the last sentence.
After the convention Chairman and Mississippi Representative Bennie Thompson slammed his gavel signaling the start of the 2020 events, students recited the Pledge of Allegiance and individuals of all ages, races and genders from all 50 states, Washington D.C. and U.S. territories sang the National Anthem.
The virtual convention is the first of its kind in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and will end Thursday night with the nomination of Joe Biden.