BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Council President and mayoral candidate Brandon Scott represented Maryland Tuesday night during the roll call at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
During his brief appearance, Scott praised nominee Joe Biden for planning to increase funding for public schools and historically Black colleges and universities.READ MORE: Maryland Has Three Confirmed Cases Of The Omicron Variant Of COVID-19, Hogan Says
He then announced Maryland was awarding one vote to Bernie Sanders and 119 for Biden.
On Twitter, Scott wrote the election is about getting the country back on track and that the convention is one important step in getting there.READ MORE: Baltimore County Superintendent Says Pandemic Trauma Causing Uptick In Disruption, Invites Community Discussion
“I will recognize great Marylanders like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, and cast the delegates for the next President of the United States, Joe Biden,” he added.
Tonight I’ll be representing the great state of Maryland during roll call at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. I will recognize great Marylanders like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, and cast the delegates for the next President of the United States, Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/MNbPtMNo31
— Brandon M. Scott (@CouncilPresBMS) August 18, 2020
Scott was joined by Biden delegate and college student Bianca Shah.MORE NEWS: University Of Maryland, Men's Basketball Coach Mark Turgeon Mutually Agree To Part Ways, School Says
The virtual convention, which was supposed to be held in Milwaukee until plans changed due to the coronavirus, kicked off Monday night.