Whitman Endorses Biden As DNC Adds More Republican Speakers
Meg Whitman, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and current CEO of Quibi, has been added to a list of Republican speakers at the Democratic National Convention, joining a lineup that already included former Ohio Governor John Kasich. The news comes as excitement was already building around Monday’s virtual DNC kickoff. Whitman joins her mother, former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, as well as other Republicans who have renounced Trump.
Joining the mother-daughter duo is former Rep Susan Molinari of New York and Senator Catherine Cortez Mastro of Nevada, both Republicans. Interestingly enough, Democratic Senator Doug Jones of Alabama is slated to speak on the same topic, “We The People Putting Over Country Over Party”.
Meg Whitman’s endorsement is just the latest in a string of “Never Trump” Republicans who have turned their backs on the current administration’s actions in the hopes of electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Even as these new GOP endorsements roll in, the party is of course working overtime to attempt to discredit Kamala Harris. Aside from the attack ad the Trump Campaign rolled out minutes after Joe Biden announced her as his historic running mate, Trump is pretending to not push another racist birther conspiracy regarding Harris despite rampant criticism. Harris’s parents were legal immigrants from India and Jamaica who met and married amid the civil rights protests in the city of Oakland, California, where Kamala and her sister, Maya, were both born.
The Convention has had to adapt its platform due to the coronavirus epidemic, culminating Thursday night with Biden and Harris formally accepting their nomination. Along with the full docket of speakers that includes former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, musical performances are expected from Maggie Rogers, the Chicks, Jennifer Hudson, and Billie Eilish. Hillary Clinton will speak on Wednesday along with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and others.