A senior Democratic official confirmed to Fox News that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will make a prime-time appearance at next week’s Democratic National Convention.
The first-term progressive congresswoman from New York will be part of a group nominating Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at the convention next Tuesday night.
Ocasio Cortez said in April – after Sanders suspended his campaign and endorsed Joe Biden – that she would vote for the former vice president.
The formal vote on the former vice president’s nomination as Democratic Party standard-bearer – and the vote on the party's platform – will be conducted virtually with delegates from across the country.
Fox News has confirmed that former President Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama will have prominent speaking roles, as will populist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who was Biden’s last remaining rival in the primaries before suspending his campaign and endorsing the former vice president in April.