Wednesday, news broke that social media star and Democratic party lawmaker AOC will only be given 60 seconds to deliver remarks next week at the DNC convention.
AOC reacted to a Business Insider article reporting the news with a quote from Benjamin E. Mays.
“I only have a minute.
Sixty seconds in it.
Forced upon me, I did not choose it,
But I know that I must use it.
Give account if I abuse it.
Suffer, if I lose it.
Only a tiny little minute,
But eternity is in it.”
– Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
(and recited by Elijah Cummings)
An interesting exchange then took place as AOC was reunited virtually with a former teacher from the 2nd grade who wished her well.
AOC replied to her
“Ms. Jacobs! Is that you?!
Yes, I do remember the poems we recited in second grade! You prepared me perfectly for this moment. Thank you for teaching me, encouraging my growth, and believing in me as a child”