BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – Time – even as short as one minute — is what you make of it, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared to be saying Wednesday evening.
The New York Democrat reacted on Twitter to a report that she’ll get just 60 seconds to speak when she participates next week in the Democratic Party’s mostly online national convention.
Ocasio-Cortez quoted from “God’s Minute,” by the late civil rights leader Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, whose poem was a commentary on the brevity of life.
“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,” the poem reads.
“Give account if I abuse it. Suffer if I lose it. Only a tiny little minute, But eternity is in it,” the congresswoman concluded, retweeting a post containing a link to the Business Insider story.
When later asked if she knew who Benjamin E. Mays is, she responded, “I’m pretty sure he’s a Hall of Fame baseball player, and his nickname is ‘Willie’.”