She’s got everyone wrapped around her finger…
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) said that if elected in 2020, according to the New York Post, he will give Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) a “very significant” position in his administration.
During Sanders ‘ 2016 presidential campaign, Ocasio-Cortez served as an activist and endorsed him for the Democratic nomination in 2020. All leaders have described themselves as democratic socialists.
She is, again, at the end of one year, she is a leader in the United States Congress and her ideas are resonating all over this country,” Sanders stated. “If I am in the White House, she will play a very, very important role, no question.”
Sanders pointed to the excessive impact that Ocasio-Cortez had on national politics after her unprecedented path to Congress in 2018, when she beat the then-high-ranking Democratic primary former Rep. Joe Crowley.
“Look, I have said this before, let me say it again — and I don’t want you to hear this, because your head will explode,” Sanders exclaimed during an interview with Ocasio-Cortez. “I don’t know of any person — I’ve been in Congress for a few years — who in the course of less than one year — she’s been in office less than one year — who has had more of an impact on American politics as a freshman member of Congress than she has.”
Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) have endorsed Sanders. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) has endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), the fourth member of the so-called “squad” of liberal congresswomen.
Based on the polls, Sanders is in the Democratic presidential primary alongside Warren either second or third nationally. Given some potential weaknesses in early primary states, former Vice President Joe Biden still holds a strong lead in the race nationally.