BREAKING NEWS – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – The Democratic National Convention raised eyebrows right out of the gate with actress Eva Longoria emceeing the first night of the virtual event.
Longoria was one of four celebrity emcees who will be serving as a guide from segment to segment and speaker to speaker on each of the four nights, the other three are Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss.
However, Longoria’s hosting duties did not receive the warmest welcome on social media.
“Brilliant move! No one is more in touch with the challenges & obstacles faced by everyday Americans than actors & celebrities,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Flor., said.
The DNC Chair Tom Perez responded to Rubio’s criticism as well as others. “Having actors and actresses speak at the convention is the right thing to do, because they can easily pretend that they can relate to middle American, while giving a convincing performance that they actually give a rats rear about any of them.”