The agenda for the Democratic National Convention, or DNC, does not include prior democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang as a speaker, leaving the politician surprised.
Known in the crypto industry for his comments on the burgeoning asset class, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s name does not appear on the DNC’s latest speaker list, according to an article from USA Today.
Released on Aug. 10, the current DNC speaker list includes Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg, among others, USA Today said.
Congressman Ted Lieu followed up on the social media platform, expressing his displeasure in the decision to leave Yang off the DNC speaker list, noting a lack of Asian American speakers scheduled for the event.
Yang has mentioned Bitcoin a number of times during his political endeavors in recent years, including a call for crypto regulation and plans for mobile voting structured with blockchain underpinning. Yang dropped out of his presidential campaign in February 2020, roughly one month before COVID-19 began to dominate the headlines.