Rep. Alcee Hastings, who filed one of the first lawsuits against the DNC for stripping the state of its delegates and has been active in negotiations between the state's congressional delegation, the national party, and the campaigns, will miss Saturday's big smackdown.
The Broward Democrat (and Hillary Clinton supporter) chairs the commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe -- also known as the Helsinki Commission -- and is overseas on an official congressional trip that wraps up Saturday in Vienna.
According to the commission, he's to attend a conference on "The Role of National Institutions against Discrimination in Combating Racism and Xenophobia." The Hill also notes the former House intelligence committee member is to meet with officials from the UN nuclear weapons watchdog to discuss the security threat posed by Iran.
Clinton supporters are expected to be out in full force at the DNC meeting, hoping to pressure committee members to give Clinton the Florida delegates she wants.