Al Sharpton Urged Biden to Discuss Saving Democracy in Convention Speech

Al Sharpton Urged Biden to Discuss Saving Democracy in Convention Speech

Reverend Al Sharpton has called on former Vice President Joe Biden to talk about saving democracy in his speech to the virtual Democratic National Convention on Thursday. Sharpton outlined what he thinks Biden should say during an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

“Joe Biden needs to say that I understand more about the experiences of a broad base of Americans than my opponent and I understand that’s why we need to save this democracy, save people’s right to vote that is eroding right before our very eyes,” Sharpton said.

“Save ourselves from outside enemy influence, which Russia, which even a Senate committee came out this week with Republicans on the committee saying [it]. He does not need to be an electrifying speaker. He needs to electrify us about our own interests. It’s not about having somebody that is a superstar that we gravitate to, it’s about somebody saying you’ve got to gravitate to saving the country you believe in and your forefathers fought for in different aspects of this country.”

“If he can rally us around us, he wins. And I think it would be a mistake to try to redo Joe Biden into this charismatic, electrifying figure. He needs to say I’m running for you because I’m one of you. Look at my story and look at Trump’s story. Look at what he’s done. He’s about to rob you of all you’ve lived for, believed in and what your parents stood for, believed in.”

“And that is why you need to go out and despite whatever impediments are put in the way, vote. No matter what he does, find a way to vote. He needs to sell us to us tonight. If he does that, then we will deliver him to the White House, I believe.”

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor